A section of Nandi youths have slammed president Uhuru kenyatta for appointing old people rather than youths.
Addressing press in Nandi the youths were bitter with the president for neglecting them and appointing people above 60 years which they said it is an insult to the younger generation.
This comes barely after news of appointment of former Othaya Mary Wambui to head the National Employment Authority, she is believed to be in her early 70’s.
The youths led by Nandi Youth Bunge chairman Nicholas Kibet, dismissed the appointment describing it as a spat on the face of Kenyan youth.
“The youths are more qualified in terms of technology than the old people” said Nicholas Kibet.
They also urged the president to consider youths from rural areas in his appointments.
Mary Wambui appointment drew memories of similar appointments in the recent times with that of a 92-year-old former vice president Moody Awori in 2018 as chairperson of Sports Fund which many felt should have been handed to a younger appointee.
According to data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, nine out of every 10 unemployed Kenyans are below 35 years.
The bureau puts the overall unemployment rate in the country at between 7 and 12 percent, a figure that is disputed.