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President Uhuru Kenyatta with Rosemary Odinga while addressing the KCB Foundation 2jiajiri Youth Empowerment Program Class of 2018 at the Safaricom Indoor Arena, Kasarani Twitter
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday revealed how Raila Odinga’s second-born daughter Rosemary Odinga has impressed him.
Addressing theÂ KCB Foundation 2jiajiri Youth Empowerment ProgramÂ Class of 2018 at the Safaricom Indoor Arena, Kasarani, Uhuru laudedÂ Rosemary for her entrepreneurial ventures.
“Kuna dadangu mdogo hapa Rosemary, alianza biashara yake huko ndogo ndogo ya kufanya snail farming (Take the case of my younger sister Rosemary who started her small snail farming business).
“Sijui ata vile snails huwa zinakuliwa but naskianga huwa zinakuliwa (I don’t know how the snails are eaten, but I hear they are edible),” Uhuru remarked as the attendees burst out in laughter.
He further noted that even after falling sick and losing her eyesight, Rosemary had gone back to her business terming it as a sign of resilience that the youth in business need to emulate.
The Head of State equally commended Rachel Ruto for her effort to empower the youth and women through table banking.
Uhuru urged the youth to venture into business irrespective of how humble their startups may be terming it as the basis of growing the economy.
He further indicated that the government would approach other banking institutions in the country urging them to support the youth by offering entrepreneurship courses.
“It is not only about loans, the youth need the skills, experience and expertise that can be used as collateral for loans,” he stated.
Noting that the youth lack solid collateral for loans such as title deeds, Uhuru indicated thatÂ entrepreneurship courses would act as credible grounds for the banking institutions to securely extend loans.
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