Naivasha youth took to the streets accusing the organizers of the upcoming World Rally Championship (WRC) of locking them from job opportunities.
The youths took issue with their elected leaders for failing to raise the issue with the organizers noting that outsiders had been hired as they continued to suffer.
Last week while visiting Naivasha, President William Ruto promised area residents that they would be given the first priority in job and employment opportunities.
According to the group leader Simon Wakaba, area youths had not benefited from any job opportunities in the preparations that had been going on for months.
Wakaba said that middle-men had taken over the hiring exercise adding that area youths had little to show for it as the event entered the third year.
This was echoed by Mathew Ariri who lashed at area leaders for remaining silent as outsiders continued to take over all their jobs.
Speaking on the phone, Naivasha sub-county commissioner Mutua Kisilu downplayed the demo noting that already tens of local youths had been employed ahead of the event.