A recent study recently found Kenya as having the largest number of unemployed youths in East Africa.
17.3% of Kenyan youths are jobless, compared to just 6% of Ugandans. Majority of those considered to be in employment are in very low paying and unstable jobs or in equally low paying self employment.
The figures could actually be worse than that.
Yesterday, Ambank House in Nairobi was recruiting cleaners. Social activist Benji Ndolo captured this photo of a long queue of applicants, each hoping to land a position. In his own words, he said he thought it was a voting exercise.
This is very sad considering the quality of work all these people are fighting for, and to think that majority of them went back still jobless.