Kenyan government lines up more than Sh200 billion worth of tenders for youths and women

Ruto said the government is paying a special focus on the youth because of the latent force in them

This represents an increase of Sh136 billion as compared to the 2017/2018 allocation that saw about 58,000 tenders awarded to the youths.

The new amount, Mr Ruto said, called on the youths “to walk your way out and exploit this opportunity.”

He said that they need to “get out of bed, put on their boots, tighten their belts and roll up their sleeves for gainful work”.

“No opportunity will be brought to your door-step. You must network your way into these opportunities,” said the Deputy President.

Latent force

He said the government was paying a special focus on the youth because of the latent force in them that would turn around the country.

“To unlock the youths’ potential, we must make them competent. That is why we are prioritising their training. From September, all technical colleges, including Kenya Medical Training Colleges, would be provided with bursaries to the tune of Sh30,000 a year,” he said.

Like in universities, he said, students in tertiary institutions would also access a Sh40,000-loan a year.

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