Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader has received mixed reactions for suggesting that Brad Osumo (Big Fish) should be able to get a job, rather than engage in his hospitality business.
While speaking in Narok on Sunday, Raila said that those who have been trained on different skills rather than have ‘struggle’ with businesses.
“The day we came together with Martha (Karua), we went to one hotel in Nairobi run by graduates who are yet to get jobs. That will come to an end… any graduate will get the jobs they deserve. We do not want to waste our intellectual property,” said Raila.
Raila’s sentiments were received with different reactions, with some Kenyans feeling that the words were discouraging entrepreneurship while others felt that it is time to give job opportunities to graduates.
Here are some reactions from Twitter:-
This fallacy that people go to university just to enable "open thinking" to allow one to do any job in the outside world is hogwash being peddled in countries that have failed to create employmnt.
Why do we have various courses in Universities then? Big Fish
— Evanz (@Evanzonn) May 23, 2022
Odinga pities anyone who isn't "in a suit and tie"; he sees white collar jobs as the brahmin of employment, blue-collar Hustlers as untouchable: TAKATAKA.
The Big Fish owners are rightly proud of their hustle & hoped Odinga would affirm them. "Hiyo itakwisha!"
The HORROR. https://t.co/58mXiFIshG
— Registrar of Broken Promises&Minister of Sunshine (@EricNgeno) May 23, 2022
On big fish,If you are able to create your own Employment 🔥🔥🔥,Otherwise you may turn 40 still waiting for a Government job,Nowdays a medic to get a County PNP job,The Cartels will need over 500K,Jobs advertised are just that,Advertisements,Sad reality
— Heisenberg (@DrJuma_M) May 23, 2022
Osumo started Big Fish with his sisters as an informal eatery, popularly known as a kibanda – just after finishing school. Big Fish’s first location sitting restaurant was at Roasters, Nairobi, that had started in August 2018.
The target clientele was the informal sector “Jua-Kali” working in the area and who came looking for meals during work breaks.
“We used to sell Nileperch “Mbuta” that we would slice for our target clientele since they could not afford a whole one,” Osumo added.