Subject: Rehabilitation and re-integration programmes for ex-convict youth in the County

             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 most youth who are ex-convicts face scorn, ridicule, discrimination and isolation by the society they sometimes encounter after their release which makes their free life full of misery; further concerned that such discrimination and isolation by the society are the major cause for the repeat offenses by the ex-convicts who get reformed while in correctional centres, the frustrations push them to the extreme, often pushing them back to crime; noting that the County has the potential to provide employment opportunities through programmes and trainings for such youths from environmental and garbage management to art and sports Sectors if well leveraged, this Assembly urges the County Executive to develop programmes and trainings for rehabilitation and re-integration of ex-convict youth in the County.
Notice of Motion 22nd July, 2021
Mover Hon. Millicent Jagero, MCA
Seconder Hon. Silas Matara, MCA
Division None
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 14th September, 2021
Remarks Adopted
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