Do Youths gain after Elections? 

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Do Youths gain after Elections? 

“Many political parties in Kenya drive their agendas through young people, but post elections, majority of youth are left hopeless with minimal opportunities from their political parties.” 

– The Centre for Multi-Party Democracy in Kenya 

This is so true.

Allow me to give you an example from Nairobi County on how much the youths have been allocated in the Education, Youth Affairs, Sports, Culture and Social Services.

Youth Empowerment and Promotion
Extract: Youth Empowerment and Promotion was allocated Ksh. 3.7 million only out of a total KES 2.1 billion which is just 0.2% of the entire budget.

From the above extract from Nairobi County budget for fiscal year 2018/2019, it is clear that programs which are specifically targeted at the youth are not getting sufficient resources for them to have any significant impact.

We’ll keep unearthing more evidence from various budgets around Kenya and beyond to prove our claim.

Watch this space!


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Geoffrey Kerosi is a prolific economics writer and an avid reader in economics, finance, business, politics and technology. He holds bachelors' Degree in Economics and Statistics from Kenyatta University. He has over 4 years of extensive experience working as a Policy researcher and Budget Analyst for Civil Society in Kenya. Contact: Email: Phone: +254 713 639 776 (Whats-app only) Twitter: @gkerosi

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