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Nyamira youth engage in alternative income-generating projects to beat unemployment

Youth from Nyamira County have called upon the county government to assist them secure projects aimed at income generation.

The youth group dubbed Nyamira Youth Nest that comprises youth drawn from the four constituencies has come up with several agricultural projects aimed at keeping them away from drug abuse and crime.

On Sunday, Stephen Onyancha who is the chairperson said the group aims to sensitize their fellow youth on the importance of starting small projects.

“We came up with this idea of starting various small businesses after we realized that most of our youths have started engaging in drug and substance abuse and this is brought about by unemployment which has been a challenge not only in Nyamira but all over the country,” said Onyancha.

Ruth Kerubo who is a member of the group said that the unemployment challenge has made several girls go about engaging in vices that have led to abortions, early pregnancies and early marriages.

“We have been having challenges with girls who complete their education only to find themselves in situations where they cannot be able to get employment and that has affected these girls to an extent where they give up and start engaging in immoral activities such as drug abuse, engaging in sexual activities and other vices, since they have nothing to do,” Kerubo said.

Boniface Onyambu an official of Nyamira Youth Nest asked more youth in the area to join and they will see a difference.

“We have decided to come up with this initiative to help our youths from sinking completely to being important people in the society,” said Onyambu

The youth are now calling the county government to intervene and give a boost to their activities since they cannot all secure employment with the devolved unit.

“We are calling upon the county government to come in and assist us with a few resources so that we can continue with our activities since we have tried getting employment with the devolved unit in vain,” Stephen Onyancha noted.

By Darlington Mose

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