Traffic in Eldoret town as angry youths block the Busy Uganda Road
Youths who had fallen victims to First Choice recruitment and consultancy agency took to the streets blocking the busy Eldoret- Uganda road affecting several motorists and truck drivers plying the route.
This they said was their only way to justice after their cries haven’t been heard so far.
This is after the agency failed to link them with the jobs, months after advertising and several applications made by the youths who thought they had found their way into the corridors of employment.
“We want our governor Jonathan Bii to help us. It is our right and we want justice to be done. Some of us sold off our belongings to fund this and we will not stop till our cries are heard.” said Mercy Miloya.
Their move caused traffic and slow movement forcing motorists and other road users to use alternative routes before the police showed up tear-gassing the crowd that had formed around the junction next to National Bank. This made several businesses around the area to close shops as they didn’t want to form part of the ensuing fracas.
“Let them have justice. How can someone eat from where they didn’t plan? The youths are innocent and somebody needs to act. We call on the government to hear these voices and help them before it become too late.” added John Kibet
The youths made rounds to the Uasin Gishu county offices demanding to see the governor who is currently at the Council of Governors meeting being held up in Mombasa County. They resorted to doing rounds in the streets of Eldoret before being dispersed
The agency has yet to make any official communications concerning the issue with their offices remaining locked.