Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris has revealed that only 10 families in Kenya benefit from opportunities that financially empower.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) forum, MP Passaris poked holes on the job creation policies in use in the country.
She said that Kenya killed her industries in papermaking, sugar production among others that employed thousands of our youth.
She added that the Uwezo fund was supposed to assist the youth rise financially but this was not evident.
“The problem with Kenya is that the opportunities that are available go to nine or ten families,” said MP Passaris. She, however, did not divulge the details of the said families.
She told anybody who is jobless not to lose hope but invest in social entrepreneurship, which is the new frontier.
“Do not give up. You must put something in your stomach, and I urge you to go out and look for hands-on jobs,” she said.
She gave her own life experience of volunteering at a hotel, and even engaging the tourists in different sporting activities for free to build her career.
MP Passaris, however, advised families to practise family planning in accordance with their financial ability.
“I get angry when I see a woman with five children and they are pregnant, but with no job,” she said.