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YOUNG KENYAN ENTREPRENEURS REMAIN AFLOAT AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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The spirit of adaptability and innovativeness amongst the youth is now emerging amidst a catastrophe of global proportion. Thousands of businesses across the world reel from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as Kenya and the world confront the grim reality of possible and massive job losses as a result of business closures. Recently, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, during his daily briefing on the status of the coronavirus at Afya House, called upon the Youth to take up a more responsible and responsive role in the fight against the pandemic. "The youth should be at the center of fighting this disease. It is a journey that requires the energy of young people. I ask them to take up the responsibility like previous generations that fought for independence. It is the youth who will suffer in future," he said.
Amid the looming job losses and business closures, the idea to develop and produce personal protective equipment such as masks, innovative ideas of doing business from Boda Boda deliveries to more sophisticated Health related Applications and public sanitary portable mobile units, have now become new lifelines for many young entrepreneurs across the counties. Many small-scale businesses are cashing in on the demand for personal protective equipment, among them the stylish and well-designed masks that are now vibrant on the faces of many Kenyans and available in many markets across major towns. According to Paul Katana, a young fashion designer, the dozens of rolls of Kitenge and cotton material lying idle and gathering dust in his store for weeks have found a new use.

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