Reject wrong ideology, Uhuru tells the youth

Your time: President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects the National Youth Service recruits pass out parade at the NYS College in Gilgil, Nakuru county, yesterday.
Your time: President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects the National Youth Service recruits pass out parade at the NYS College in Gilgil, Nakuru county, yesterday.

PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday urged the youth to reject the ideology that divides them and brings about hatred. He asked them to embrace the opportunities the government has made available to them.

Uhuru said the state has started programmes that will enable the youth to make them better and more useful citizens. The Head of State urged the youth to embrace unity, integrity and patriotism.

The President spoke during the pass out parade of 10,736 recruits at the National Youth Service College in Gilgil, Nakuru county.

He urged the youth to take charge of their destiny and that of the nation. “Kenya will become truly great when its young people exemplify our best attributes: Perseverance, loyalty, selflessness, unity and solidarity,” Uhuru said. He urged them to focus on the opportunities available to them.

“No one should be barred from their chance at progress for any reason. No one is too poor, too disabled, too young or too marginalised to be a Kenyan,” Uhuru said.

The President told the youth to reach out to their MCAs, MPs, governors and government departments to for help. He said the government is committed to empowering the youth with skills and knowledge to enable them to make a living.

“This is your country and these are your opportunities. Use them wisely and make your mark,” Uhuru said. He said the youth are the major pillar of national transformation.