Saboti Member of Parliament (MP) Caleb Amisi says he intends to table a bill which would see the government compelled to pay unemployed graduates monthly until they get jobs with the parliamentarian arguing that many jobless graduates are frustrated and some are turning to crime by joining criminal gangs.
Amisi says he has drafted a Bill that will let the Government to put unemployed graduates on payroll like the elderly persons arguing that the Government has the responsibility to create jobs.
Some of the Al Shabaab fighters, he said, are Kenyan graduates who joined the militia group after getting frustrated in life.
He said to disengage youths particularly the graduates from joining criminal gangs, they should be given hope through the provision of stipends to help them buy basic needs.
We Need Free University Education
According to Standard, Amisi argued that the government’s big four agenda will not be achieved if the youths in the country are overlooked. He added that his bill will also propose the introduction of free university education.
To fund the free education, the lawmaker suggests, the merger of all bursaries in the national and counties should be done.
“We have seen a situation where university students move from one office to another in search of bursaries and some forced to discontinue studies due to lack of fee. We want free education in the university to end the suffering endured by students,” he said.
He added: “I want all bursaries merged and put in one kitty to support education of poor students. Some of the bursaries are being misused and not benefitting the needy,”.