The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Luhya Told to Create More Jobs

A former permanent secretary has asked the luhya business community to invest in their counties. Speaking when he met them at his home in Spring Valley, Nairobi, former Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Ludeki Chweya said business people should eradicate unemployment in their counties.

Chweya urged the business people not to focus on Nairobi alone. "when we retire, we shall settle in our villages," he said. The close to 500 businessmen and women were asked to register small scale businesses to empower village locals. Chweya said unemployment is rampant in Western Kenya. He asked the county government to issue youth with tenders.

Spokesperson Peter Musindi said that a majority of political leaders from Western Kenya have let the community down. "What we have are selfish men and women who are political power brokers. They are not focused on empowering the community and we have to forget about them," Musindi said. The former PS led the professionals in raising over half a million shillings that will be used to buy sound e

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