Entrepreneurial culture creates jobs

Handcart pushers transport vegetables along Uhuru Highway in Nairobi on December 17, 2015. Most young people earn a living by transporting groceries to Nairobi markets like Gikomba. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • About 10 million employable young Kenyans do not have a job.
  • Faced by economic uncertainty and lack of opportunity, our youth are becoming possible agents of social unrest.
  • Though Kenya is creating jobs, most of them are in the informal services sector — basically low productivity jobs.
  • Every parent ought to assume that their child will be an entrepreneur rather than an employee.

The 2011 “Jasmine Revolution” in Tunisia ought to live in the world’s collective memory for a long time — a constant reminder of the desperate measures that can so result from desperate times.

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