Saboti Member of Parliament Caleb Amisi has hinted at tabling a bill in parliament that will see trained youth who are unemployed get a stipend.
Amisi, who was speaking in his constituency Monday when he flagged off 40 youth who are joining NYS from his constituency, said the government should either pay the youth a stipend or offer them employment to cushion them against poverty.
The MP said that unemployment had pushed many youth to engage in crime through criminal gangs that take advantage of the situation to recruit them.
He blamed poor management of available resources and corruption to unemployment which he said had served the selfish interest of a few Kenyans.
According to the MP, money invested in security could be saved if the youth are engaged positively.
He cited Singapore, saying prudent use of public funds had benefited the whole population, and particularly the youth.
He advised the recruits to utilise the opportunity to make a difference in their lives, promising that he will seek other opportunities to ensure most of the constituents benefit.
The MP promised to establish a website for the constituents, which he said will be a source of information on available opportunities.
He pointed out that the move will help in keeping at bay fraudsters who always con the youth through offering opportunities that do not exist.
Amisi said he will work with the government and other stakeholders to ensure youth in Saboti constituency get opportunities to work and earn an income.
He however challenged the youth to form groups and take government subsidised loans to start income generating projects.
Source: Kenya News Agency