Garissa Governor Ali Korane has vowed to tackle the high percentage of school dropout in the County which he claims is at 90 percent.
The County boss said the state of affairs has impacted negatively on the future of the local youth in terms of employment
Speaking in Garissa Town Governor Korane said only 32 per cent of children in the County are currently in school while the majority are in rural areas looking after livestock.
He said the high rate of school dropout was affecting the education standards in the county.
Korane at the same time said the county government will set up an innovation hub to help tap and nurture their talents.
“The county government has set up revolving funds which we think will help youth in terms of entrepreneurship so that they uplift their living standards,” he said.
Kesho Alliance founder Umul Kheir Harun said they have been working hard to bridge the gap between youth and people in authority both national and County government.
“We have realized that youth are totally not in touch with what the county and national government are doing, that is why we have been working,” she said.
Sami Gathii Director of Yaden said when youth are engaged they will not be distracted from criminal activities such as joining extremist groups.
“Youth are the majority in this country and have different talents if they are left on their own they can be security threats, we, therefore, keep them engaged in life-changing programs,” he said.
“We are also aiming to ensure the gap between the youth and government both county and national is a bridge so that youth are told opportunities that are there so that they can benefits,” added Mr Gathii.