By KING’ORI CHOTO More by this Author Youth are often the most neglected agents of change and development in many societies. Yet they constitute majority of the population even in Kenya. The proportion of Kenyan youth to the country’s population is one of the highest in the world. Young people represent a large reservoir of talent and skills that would propel Kenya’s quest for inclusive growth. Youth unemployment in Kenya remains high but with the right mix of politics and policy this can be effectively addressed. Many of our youth are well-educated and rank highly in innovation globally. So, why are we not harnessing this resourceful pool of human capital to realize Kenya’s social and economic transformation? SHAPING DISCOURSEThe answer to that lies partly in the continued exclusion of youth from key policy formulation and decision-making processes. In the past, our youth were mostly consigned to the periphery of political leadership. Thus their collective impact on the country’s governance has not been felt as it should. This is however changing going by the rising number of young men and women holding elective positions.In this evolving landscape, youth should ideally play a bigger role in shaping national development discourse and process. Youth are… Read full this story
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