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Raila Odinga Fights For Jobless Graduates

The former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has urged the National Government to check into the current curriculum, explaining that there is a disconnect between graduates and the job market. Mr Odinga, who was meeting the Buy Kenya-Build Kenya team in Nairobi this morning, opined that monies are going to waste rather than helping jobless youth, which in turn will lead to economic development. Raila added that if youth, who make up about 75 per cent of the population, are properly empowered, they will become a source of wealth creation.

Odinga said that there are many you people running around with academic papers. He added that there is the problem of mismatch between skills and demand in the market.

Raila enjoyed a visit to the Mt Kenya region at the weekend, seemingly culminating in a tactical backing by four Mt Kenya governors - Ndiritu Muriithi (Laikipia), Nakuru’s Lee Kinyanjui, James Nyoro (Kiambu) and Central Kenya Economic Bloc chairman Francis Kimemia (Nyandarua).

The former prime minister is among other presidential hopefuls courting Mt Kenya in recent weeks, in hopes of securing the region’s vote next year.

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