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Uasin Gishu: Youth in Kesses Constituency has a reason to smile

Youths of Kesses constituency in Uasin Gishu County have a reason to smile after their member of parliament, Mishra Swarup on Friday 29, donated to them 250 motorcycles as part of his youth empowerment program he initiated in 2017 to curb and reduce insecurity and create job employments to the youth of Kesses.

Mishra in his statement in Tarakwa during handing over of the motorcycles to youths said that he has spent Ksh 30 million to purchase the motorcycles and he is planning to meet his target of helping 2,000 jobless youth to own motorbikes for business by the end of November.

“We are giving out 250 motorcycles for free. Under the award scheme, youth will be provided with Ksh,0.00 as a deposit. The aim is to help them venture into the transport business.”

“The youth will eventually own the motorbikes and will have been
introduced to the business,” he added.

He also added that in his other empowerment plans, 2,500 groups from the Kesses constituency will be donated with beehives, incubators, salon equipment, cyber cafe equipment, public address systems, event organizing equipment, and agricultural inputs to enable them to achieve their daily needs.

“We have incorporated men in our empowerment programs because they have also been hit hard by unemployment. The 2,500 groups will translate to the empowerment of 30,000 individuals,” he said.

Over 600 elderly persons will be enrolled on National Hospital
Insurance Fund (NHIF) as  by the first week of December as he will
secure funds from the empowerment program from personal resources and
the government.

“A large number of students will be sponsored to join polytechnics and 200 others will be enrolled in driving schools in the December event. Seven hundred cows will be given out to residents in a program that has been going on,” he said.

Kesses MP, urged youth the need to work together and be careful while on the roads to minimize road accidents.

“Being in a cooperative movement is one of the easiest ways of getting financial support from the government,” said the Kesses MP.

In attendance was civic leader Paul Kurgat who described the initiative as the model empowerment program

“The youth will grow their Boda Boda transport business, knowing that
they have loans to repay,” Said Kurgat.

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