Twitter uncontrollable after CS invites jobless graduate for a meeting
A gracious offer by Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki to meet a jobless university graduate has drawn the ire of Kenya’s Twitterati.
The criticism centered on the now familiar pattern of government officials meeting and offering job opportunities only to those whose plight has been highligted on media.
John Kariuki, a Biotechnology graduate from Kenyatta University, settled for menial jobs in Nairobi after a fruitless search for employment.
Mr Kariuki was orphaned at a young age but he got a scholarship for his secondary school education at Starehe Boys Centre from where he attained a mean grade of A minus. His story was aired on NTV.
The story moved cabinet secretary, who took to twitter and invited the man.
— CS Sicily Kariuki (@SicilyKariuki) February 20, 2017
Her tweet did not go down well with Kenyans, many asking if being featured on television is the only way for the millions of unemployed youths to get employed.
do you have to be on TV to get a job. There are many like him that need jobs. Be serious in your job and solve the issue
— RKD (@DDkipl) February 21, 2017
u will have to meet a lot bunch of us; graduates with no job
— Duke of Vihiga (@kisanji_b) February 21, 2017
Instead of meeting with one man, call a meeting with all unemployed youths @ Uhuru Park to chat the way forward
— Cereal Killa (@EricJowi) February 21, 2017
Sadly we all know this is just a PR stunt.So many youths are unemployed.What are you doing about it?
— Mr. T (@TonyKongalo) February 21, 2017
You want to meet just him?,they are many unemployment is real hope you know that.
— Atwolism (@joskyaura) February 21, 2017
This is just one case many have not been reported. Its Hell under Jubilee Regime
— E K M (@MjanjaEric) February 21, 2017
how many of us jobless youth will you meet? Create opportunities. Youth want jobs and to start businesses.
— anthonykitema (@anthonykitema) February 21, 2017
If this is your way of solving this problem, be ready to meet millions of youth
— Mkenyallingentsia (@kenyalligentsia) February 20, 2017
youve helped because hes from your tribe…Many kenyan youth are unemployed while you continue with your PR &LIES
— Alex Kimutai (@SirAlexKimutai) February 21, 2017
this is really heartbreaking the government has failed the youth completely.
— GADDAFI (@daudiabdullahi1) February 21, 2017