Bill seeking to block 0ver 35s from government Jobs set for Parliament debate

TNA Chairman Johnson Sakaja at a a past event. PHOTO:COURTESY

By Abel Muhatia

Thousands of Kenyans above the age of 35 years may miss out on  jobs if a bill tabled in parliament by nominated MP Johnson Sakaja is passed.

The National youth employment authority bill set for debate in the national assembly restricts anyone over 35 years to be employed in the government.

This is unless the skills and qualifications required are not available in the youth database.

“Whenever a vacancy occurs, the appointing office shall give priority to the youth registered by the authority who possess the qualifications or skills sought” says the bill

If the skills are not available in the youth database then the over 35 years candidate may be considered for the job!

The proposed bill will cover state owned organisations in the national and county governments.


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