The widely publicized first of its kind Ukambani Youth Convention that was held at Machakos People’s Park on Friday 13th May, 2016 has left bitter taste in mouths of many as the conference failed to deliver to the expectation.
Speaking during the convention, Dr. Mutua lamented that the youth in the Kenyan counties form the highest population and allocating the standard 30% was too little, therefore from next financial year his government will set aside 50% of all tenders and contracts for the youth.
He lauded the young people for driving so much progress in the country and commended them for that effort but failed to produce tangible results to the youth. Governor Mutua who was the convener only retorted to making unending promises to a rather irritated crowd.
‘The youth expected that the Governor would for example; release a list of people picked for Dubai jobs, jobs that he had promised way before and had the youth put so much hope in him.’ Says Mr. Nathaniel, Deputy Speaker to Machakos County Assembly.
The Youth Convention had brought together thousands of youths from Machakos, Makueni, Kitui, Taita Taveta among other counties.