Over the last five years, the rate of rural-urban migration among the youth has reached unprecedented levels with policy makers warning that if allowed to persist, it could hit epidemic proportions with irreversible impacts.
With eight out every 10 unemployed Kenyans being young person of between 18 and 34 years, the clamour for white collar jobs has been high.
The young people have been relocating to cities in droves searching for white collar jobs that are not forthcoming and they are forced to make do with tough living conditions which have seen majority of them worse off than they were in rural areas.
Researchers now say that up to one third of Nairobi residents are ultra-hungry as high food prices take a toll on city dwellers’ incomes.
About 76 per cent of women in the country are employed in agriculture according to the recent data by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Even more interesting, 80 per cent of farms are run by women. However, only half of these women actually own land. Read more