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A new cohort of the KCB 2jiajiri program have graduated today in various courses including electrical engineering, masonry, plumbing among others. President William Ruto who attended the graduation ceremony at Kasarani in Nairobi, pledged to tackle youth unemployment in the country.

President Ruto saying the Kenya Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Accelerator Programme-YEEAP will empower the youth to not only secure jobs locally and internationally, but also create jobs for others through entrepreneurship.

President Ruto said the government will work with KCB to improve products being offered on the Hustler Fund to offer credit to youth entrepreneurs. Ruto saying the government is consolidating its internship program to open up opportunities for more youth.

He called on the youth to enroll in TVET institutions to gain the relevant skills needed in the job market. The 2jiajiri program seeks to tackle unemployment among young people by providing vocational and enterprise development skills necessary to drive employment and wealth creation.

The program has a total of 6560 beneficiaries across 3 countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. For Kenya 3500 beneficiaries trained and certified in the construction sector, incubation of 1,173 micro entrepreneurs through business development support and 700 participants with tools of trade by providing toolkits grants.

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