n AfricaGrowth Agenda - The youth's role in Kenya's development : an integrated discourse

Volume 2010, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1811-5187


When we engage in the discourse of development, the youth are and should be an important asset to be incorporated in the development process. They comprise 75 percent of Kenya's population but are marginalized in decision making process that affects their lives (Lori, 2007; Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, 2008). In view of this fact, it is imperative that they get involved in socioeconomic development, decision-making and in the implementation of programs that are critical to their lives and the success of the country. Much as Kenya has had remarkable success in promoting human development, there is still a lot of work to be done to help a large number of youths facing challenges such as increasing school and college drop-out, unemployment and under employment, crime and deviant behavior, abuse and exploitation, health related problems, limited participation and lack of opportunities, limited and poor housing, and limited access to information and communication technology (ICT).

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