(MEDIA: Youth planting grass at the Butali Law Courts. PHOTO/KEITH SITUMA)
BY KEITH SITUMA | MALAVA
Youth in Malava and Lugari constituencies have been urged to engage in useful income generating activities during this period in order to avoid being involved in crime.
Butali Law Courts Senior Principal Magistrate, Mr Joseph Nyakundi, said that during this Covid-19 pandemic the youth need to be creative to engage in income generating activities to support their families.
Mr Nyakundi acknowledged that there was high numbers of unemployment among the youth but that should not be an excuse to engage in criminal activities.
“We understand that this is a tough and unique time for everyone especially the youth but they should avoid getting into crime but find other ways of supporting themselves and their families.”
Mr Nyakundi was speaking after helping a team of youth from Matete led by Moses Mang’eni and Butali Law Courts staff in a grass planting exercise at the court compound.
This was part of a collaboration activities between the public and the government and this saw the youth assist staff in that activity as part of helping the government improve the face of the facility.
Mr Nyakundi acknowledged the strong bond between the community and government and said such collaborations are welcomed and more can be done and through such activities community sensitization can be achieved.