Siku hizi kazi imekuwa kutafuta kazi. Sijui hiyo experience yote inafaa kuwekwa wapi kwa CV. Mavijanaa tunaumia sana. Siku nenda siku rudi – story ni ile ile. Masomo tuko nayo, attitude ni safi, but job haziko. In fact, some tulipata first class hadi some employers wanasema we are over-qualified. Unashindwa kama kuwa diligent ni blessing ama ni curse. Ukipita ni shida, ukianguka ni shida pia!
Mayouths tunajipata tumegive up. Umeapply jobs kama mia mbili, na kila response ni, “Unfortunately, you didn’t qualify. We encourage you to keep checking on our website for new vacancies.” Boss, this message is so boring. Kama hakuna new vacancies, si mtupatie hata kama ni the old ones na tutazifanya pia!
Tukianza biz tena ni ngori! Kanjo ndio hao. Makarao pia ndio hao. Na juu hatuna pesa ya bribes, kila siku tunakamatwa kishenzi. Tunawekerewo bonoko na kujipata ndani. Na tukiuliza maswali tunapigwa risasi. They’re shooting us dead like wild dogs during a rabies outbreak.
Pressure ya wazazi na familia pia ni mob. Maswali zingine ziko too devastating. ‘Otieno alimaliza shule nyuma yako na already ako job. Ashajengea mamake na wewe uko tu hapo ndeee! Unang’ethia tu. Are you serious with your life?’ Ama kukupigia 6AM kukuuliza utaoa lini. Kama kujilisha ni shida, familia nitailisha aje? Surely the burden is too hard.
Niliskia mzazi mwingine akisema, “Afadhali ningenunua Freshian badala ya kupeleka junior university .”. Wamatha wengine wakashout, hapo ni kweli!!
No wonder our sisters are falling for sponsors, and our sons for crime and drugs. Fraudsters have found an easy goldmine. With crafty job offers, our youth are duped into all manner of catastrophes. From Al Shabaab recruitment in Somalia, to ISIS and slave trade ordeals in Libya. Our children are skinned alive in the Arab countries, simply in the search for greener pastures.
Now that apparently no one cares about our plight as youths, do we just sit and curse the day we were born? Do we just idle at the jobless corner smoking weed and wishing death on our parents so that we can inherit the little that they have? Are we doing ourselves any justice by doing things the same way expecting different results?
What if we exploited our diverse skills and knowledge to solve everyday human problems? What if we put our degree certificates aside and got into agriculture and other vocations that will empower our lives? What if we pooled our skills and passions together and see what we can for do together?
There lies great opportunities for us around . Being the vibrant generation of the nation, we can choose to become ambassadors of peace. Mobilize our communities around practical and sustainable solutions to our problems. Join hands in commitment to environmental conservation using systems that benefit the society at large while benefiting our pockets as well.
Although the world might have forgotten us and lost faith in us, we resolve to never give up on ourselves. However hard life becomes, we choose to believe in the beauty of our dreams. The validity of our dreams is not dependent on where we come from. Let us all arise!
We shall make it!