President calls on youths to chart their own future
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the youth to take charge of their future as he rallied them to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Saying the country’s young people have the potential to propel the country to the next level of progress, the President cautioned them against falling prey to politicians dishing out handouts and spreading falsehoods against BBI.
“Come on, be awake and take control of your future because if you don’t, the people who will suffer the most is you and you will not have anyone to blame but yourself.
The Head of State spoke on Sunday at Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri where he engaged the youth from Mt Kenya and its neighbouring counties on issues affecting them.
At the same time, President Kenyatta encouraged the youth to be focused and go for national leadership positions to build on the development momentum the country has gained.
“Brothers and sisters, the country has a bright future. We have laid a solid foundation that has been built on previous foundations.
Don’t destroy that foundation in search of false hope. Protect it,” the President told the over 700 youths.
Noting that the youth represent close to 70 percent of the country’s population, President Kenyatta said they deserve more opportunities as proposed in the BBI document.
He asked all leaders to work together and put in place an enabling environment and right policies to end poverty.