Get Informed! Get Involved!

In Kenya, various historical factors has resulted in political exclusion of the youths. Since 1996, Youth Agenda has been active in developing programmes that increase the quality and level of involvement and participation of young people in the political process from Pre-election to Election and finally Post-election period. 

Kenya Accountable and Inclusive Political process (KAIP Project)

Youth Agenda implemented a series of learning and strategy meetings for youth leaders and youth-led groups. The project identified youth representatives in Tharaka Nithi and Transnzoia counties, provided training and resources to help the youth representatives conduct a citizen audit of county development projects and organize community meetings on the findings. In addition, Youth Agenda has facilitated meetings with county governments to discuss the findings of the audits and provided opportunities to advocate for community priorities..

Project Results

  1. Increased awareness and skills among the youths on the CIDP and the county budgeting process.
  2. Increased activeness among the youths on engagement to county governance process.
  3. Enhanced skills and knowledge among the Youth MCAs  to have meaningful engagement with youth-led and oriented groups and create an accountability demand structure of the CIDP’s annual program implementation and budget processes

1418 Youths Impacted by the Project in Tharaka Nithi and Transnzoia County

10 Youth MCAs’ Impacted by the Project in Tharaka Nithi and Transnzoia County

Two County Department for Youths Impacted by the Project in Tharaka Nithi and Transnzoia County

Active Citizenry

Nurturing a generation of active Citizens!

In the grand scheme of things, YAA hopes to effect change through advocating for more responsive and accountable governments to youth issues and building the capacity of and providing information to youth to supercharge their engagement and curb their disillusionment. Furthermore, this program seeks to promote youth rights and participation in governance and development processes at the National & County levels to further anchor the voice and role of youth in ensuring service delivery by governments.

16,461 Youths Reached (40% Females)

46 MCAs Reached (48% Females)

5 County Departments of Youths reached

# Vote A Dada

Participation of young women in Kenya’s electoral and political processes remains dismally low due to chains of challenges ranging from socio-cultural barriers such as poverty levels to political processes.

Youth Agenda has been keen to do programming that would enable young women equally participate and are represented at all levels of governance.

Project Achievements

■ Three Young women elected as County Women Representatives (Garissa, West Pokot, Laikipia)
■ Two Young women elected in single member constituencies (Gilgil, Samburu)
■ Three Young Women nominated to Senate
■ 22 Young women elected as MCAs
■ 181 Young Women nominated as MCAs
■ Profiled 8 young women candidates through Vlogs; these had a cumulative reach of 178,528
■ 300 women marched to end electoral violence against women
■ 181 Young Women nominated as MCAs
■ 119 women MCAs trained post election
■ Five women Caucus’ established & formalized
■ Three Intra- County Women’s caucus peer-learning platforms