Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has told the unemployed that they can either take the leap of applying for jobs being offered by the Nairobi County Public Service Board (NCPSB) or continue to endure paying taxes under the recently passed Finance Act.
The Nairobi county chief used a parable about a man praying to win the lottery, yet he had not bought a lottery ticket to imply that many of those who are unemployed were talented but feared stepping out for fear of rejection.
“They may be gifted in writing, acting, drawing, coding etc but rather than create websites for people, or start sharing their work online to gauge potential customer reaction, they will not do so as this risks rejection and/or criticism,’ Governor Sonko said.
He added, “So instead, they continue to moan that the world is unfair (which by the way is true, but moaning won’t change anything), while they wait for someone to discover them and their amazing but hidden talent.”
The former Nairobi Senator said those who are unemployed should move out of their comfort zones and take up jobs that are tideous or may require heavy lifting as “surely this is better than doing nothing?”
He then went on to advertise 19 job positions, carrying a total of 253 job openings, saying that if one considered the salary offered unsatisfactory, then “endelea kulipa Finance Act 2018.”
Governor Sonko’s full post appears below.
Interestingly, the job positions the Nairobi County chief advertised all relate to the medical profession, with recent events of the Governor’s storming of Pumwani Hospital and discovering corpses of infants still fresh in the memory.
While the incident brought about mixed reactions, Governor Sonko then went ahead to announce plans for the renaming of the maternity hospital which would bear his name. He also announced a partnership with Aga Khan Hospital in a move which public commentators have looked on with skepticism questioning the procedure taking place of the apparent privatisation of the country’s foremost maternity healthcare service hospital.
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