Globally, the 5-7 work day plan is dying and is gradually being replaced by freelancing.
Such a shift requires transitioning from just technically showing up and you get paid to value addition to other people’s lives, which then leads to one getting paid.
Equally, we need to train citizens to be self-supporting but also support them, hopefully reducing the unemployment rate.
The most common of unfulfilled pledges made by politicians every electoral cycle, when Kenyans are bombarded with manifestos from political parties, is creating employment for the youth.
As with all African countries, the majority of Kenya’s population is under 30. These are people who are eligible to vote and have grown up on ‘hustling’ and the unfulfilled promises.
One of the key issues raised in the numerous public debates, articles and political analyses on the state of the nation is the vacuum of ethical and moral accountability that make the bedrock of integrity and transformational leadership.
The right to property has been confused and defined as preserved for political leaders and their families and associates at the exclusion of other Kenyans. That is why some people are ready to kill innocent defenceless Kenyans than lose their positions.
Mandatory youth voluntary service after colleges and universities to work in rural healthcare facilities and learning institutions would be a means of instilling patriotic attitude and national character among the young people. It will also, hopefully, develop more ethical leadership and national character.
Secondly, we must realign our national presidential awards and recognition in order for Kenyans to appreciate and celebrate true public service patriots.