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February 19, 2019

Kenya needs many more vocational training centres

44th US President Barack Obama arrives in Kenya tomorrow. He is here as the guest of honour at the launch of the Sauti Kuu centre in Kogalo set up by the foundation of his sister Auma Obama.

Firstly, Karibu Sana. Obama will always be more popular in Kenya than Donald Trump or any other American president. He is seen as Kenyan as much as he is American.

Secondly we should commend his sister and the Sauti Kuu Foundation for setting up this vocational centre.

Kenya used to have vocational training colleges but most of them were mistakenly converted into universities.

As a result, today in Nairobi it is difficult and expensive to find a plumber while graduates in law and media are unable to get jobs.

Kenya urgently needs to start training many more plumbers, masons, carpenters and blue collar workers.

Obama has done well to come here to bless the new Sauti Kuu training centre. Hopefully it will be followed by many other training centres to help young people to find employment.


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Woody Guthrie

 American singer-songwriter was born on 14 July, 1912



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