Kenya: Jobless Nairobians Flood Passaris With Business Ideas for Sh200k She Promised

16 January 2020

Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris is offering Sh200,000 from her salary to unemployed city residents with compelling business ideas.

Ms Passaris said she is ready to have the cash deducted from her salary each month to help the unemployed youth become self-employed.

She says he offer has been informed by numerous messages she has been getting on social media from hundreds of youths seeking employment.

However, she has not been able to help since her office she says has no job openings at the moment.

"I do not have any jobs at the moment. What I have is grants to help you get off to being self-employed. I will dedicate 200k every month out of my monthly salary and the best business advisors and mentors. All you have to do is 'pitch' your idea on this platform," Passaris tweeted.

But she said the business ideas have to be pitched to her through her Twitter handle and from there she will be able to pick the best.

Kenyans on Twitter immediately took up the task and shared their proposals.

Hey Hon I want to open a barbershop can u support me ?

-- Zeddy254 (@Zeddy2541) January 16, 2020

Hey, Hon. I have a business idea of keeping poultry would you please bear me financial support to bring it up.

-- Tembe Stephen (@StephenTembe) January 16, 2020

Aki i have a pitch and i just need 40k only to expand my agriculture business atakama ni loan

-- Nimu (@cynthianimo) January 16, 2020

I have the first idea madam mresh.. Ooh Maddam mhesh.. We as your loyal followers are 505k why dont you double it and be giving us 505,000... 1000ksh each monthly so that everyone benefits and funds their ideas..

-- oliver davies (@oliverdavies8) January 16, 2020

Mama,can you support me,do music production course(4 months)thereafter start my studio to also nurture the many talents in the streets of Nairobi..

-- Dr.INOE youths EA (@EvangIndah) January 16, 2020

Wow! Mama county this is great!.. 200k from your salary!. This kind of generosity very rare!. You have made my morning!

-- Wilcox K'Ochieng Jun (@WilcoxJunior) January 16, 2020

Could be risky. Many business ideas will be stolen. I wish you had an office where people could come and pitch

-- Mynzagric254 (@mynzagric254) January 16, 2020

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