A top presidential aide in Kenya has lashed out at the country's "entitled" millennials "who sit at home and expect jobs".
Walter Mong’are, a one-time comedian who now heads youth programmes in the Office of the President, was speaking during a panel discussion, according to the Nairobi News. Mr Mong'are was responding to a question on why foreigners were building the country's roads rather than locals - and he did not sugar the pill.
It was, he said, because young people in Kenya were not willing to doing the jobs:
You cannot just sit at home and expect jobs to come to you. You must get up and look for the opportunities.” Another panelist, former Kenya Editor’s Guild chair Macharia Gaitho, accused the country's youth of simply wanting to get rich quick - and using any means whatsoever to get there:
If you only set out to make money, then you will be tempted to take shortcuts.” The comments have divided opinion on social media.
Mac Otani ?????????@MacOtani
Get up and look for jobs, Nyambane tells Kenya’s ‘entitled’ millennials http://bit.ly/2x40pLF pic.twitter.com/MGTiv3O5Dn
the older generation r making it harder for the younger ones to find opportunity...we must call it like it is..a country must provide an enabling environment..otherwise kids will sell drugs & then claim that they've made it..on Tv.
6:57 AM - May 23, 2018
Replying to @MacOtani
I totally agree. These millennials are an interesting lot. They listen to one, they know it all
Habib Oyoo @oyoo_habib
As if you are from another millenia ?????????????