Youths that went to further their studies in Israel are yet to gain meaningful employment after returning home.
The more than 200 Israeli-trained graduates in advance agriculture says the reason they are still tarmacking is the alleged irregular payments and corruption surrounding Galana Kulalu Food Security Project.
The graduates say by now more than three million youths could have gained employment if the project was complete.
The youths have also accused the National irrigation board of deliberately disenfranchising and disempowering them by suspending the budget allocation made to ensure that they take over the running of Galana Kulalu after the handover of the project by the Israel Company Green Arava.
Vision 2030 Youth Entrepreneurs Association Chairman Edward Githaiga says Galana Kulalu Food Security Project has been surrounded by cartels who have continued to undermine it in order to sustain their maize milling and importation business.
“Kenyan citizens and a majority of who are youths have borne the brunt of ruthless cartels keen on sustaining their business in maize milling and maize importation at whatever cost. That cost is passed on to tax payers and this has really messed up the food security dream,” said Githaiga.
He says the Kenyan government should utilize the youths who now have wide knowledge in advance agriculture and technology so that they can improve food security in the country.