Subject: Development of the County Youth Council Policy

THAT, aware that Article 55 of the Constitution provides for the State to take measures, including affirmative action programmes to ensure that the youth have opportunities to associate, be represented and participate in political, social, economic and other spheres of life, access employment and are protected from harmful cultural practices and exploitation; further aware that Part Two of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution provides for the functions of the County Government which include ensuring and coordinating the participation of communities and locations in governance at the local level and assisting communities and locations to develop the administrative capacity for the effective exercise of the functions and powers and participation in governance at the local level; concerned that a majority of young people in Nairobi and Kenya at large have high hopes and ambitions, however, poor macroeconomic performance, a lack of labor market opportunities, an education system that suffers from problems of access, quality, and relevance, and a society that negates the self-expression of young people mean that many young people are unable to translate their aspirations into a productive and fulfilling future; noting that high expectations, disappointing employment and life prospects, and marginalization among young people fuels frustration and desperation and in response, some of these youths have turned to criminal behavior, violence, substance abuse, commercial sex work and even suicide, which have negative repercussions on the young people themselves and contribute to growing physical insecurity for society as a whole, this Assembly urges the County Executive to develop a policy to establish Nairobi City County Youth Council to address issues bedeviling youth in the County
Notice of Motion 23rd April, 2019
Mover Hon. Kabiro Mbugua, MCA
Seconder Hon. Susan Mukungu, MCA
Division None
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 25th April, 2019
Remarks Adopted
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