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Varsity students win internship in cohesion plan

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Deputy President William Ruto speaks during the launch of the Keroche Foundation at the Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi on May 27, 2014. Photo/SALATON NJAU

Deputy President William Ruto speaks during the launch of the Keroche Foundation at the Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi on May 27, 2014. Photo/SALATON NJAU 

By NEVILLE OTUKI, notuki@ke.nationmedia.com

Posted  Tuesday, May 27   2014 at  20:55

In Summary

  • Students will be deployed to work as interns in counties far from their homes next year.
  • The move aims at boosting national cohesion and rooting out ethnic-based rifts that have dogged the country while ensuring relevant skills are imparted to drive the economy.

The Deputy President encouraged private players to step in and bridge the gap created by skills mismatch between graduates and job market needs.

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