A Kenyan woman, identified as Anita Nkorite, has decried the shortage of marriageable men in her community due to alcoholism.

The female youth leader and political analyst from Tharaka Nithi county, Kenya, shared her frustration during a Mt Kenya Foundation meeting with leaders led by One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals at Safari Park Hotel on Thursday, October 7.

According to her, she has looked for a husband material in Tharaka Nithi and even extended her search to a neighboring community, Meru, but could not find a single one.

The University of Nairobi graduate, who is unmarried, said the number of marriageable men is alarmingly low because of alcoholism. She added that alcholism is also a leading cause of mental health issues in her community.

“This has bedevilled our young men to an extent some of them are not even married. As we speak today, I am not married. I have looked around in Tharaka Nithi and even Meru and it is a big issue,” she said.

Nkorite also appealed to politicians to look into the issue of unemployment in Central Kenya.

“The issue of unemployment is caused by a lack of economic expansion. Our economy is not expanding at a fast rate as our young graduates. We are talking about the issues of internship and mentorship for our youth,” she added.