I was trying to understand why other East African countries are ahead of Kenya in terms of growth rate, for instance, Kenya is at 5.6%, while Tanzania is at 6.7%, and I came across this article that explained the shocking high levels of unemployment in Kenya.
Basically, unemployment in Kenya is three times as much as that of Tanzania and Uganda. According to a report by the world bank, “one in every five Kenyan youths of working age has no job compared to Uganda and Tanzania where about one in every 20 young people is jobless.” This was quite shocking to me because at the same, Kenya is also East Africa’s biggest economy, so how can such high levels of unemployment exist in such a robust economy? This new detail for me contributes and corroborates my research question on the massive inequality in Kenya as characterized by unemployment.
Read the article here: