A youth lobby group in Nyamira has condemned Governor Amos Nyaribo for what they said he
never considered youths in any slot in his cabinet appointments yesterday.
In a press statement, the youth said they are aware that the governor is empowered by the law to
choose whoever he wants within the confines of the law.
“We are cognizant to the fact that the youths make half of the population, whereby according to
the UN data, this age group is jobless, underemployed and being excluded from social and
economic opportunities, particularly the marginalized groups, whereby their participation in all
aspects of nation-building, the political process and civic engagement is still considered low,”
read part of the statement.
The group dubbed 1845, led by advocate Omwoyo Samba and Dennis Marube which consists of
youths between the age of 18 and 45 said they have been ignored for long especially in job
opportunities since the start of devolution in 2013.
“Youth development faces challenges and contradictions. While the youth are considered and
recognized as a national asset, on the other hand, they are perceived as being immature for
constantly challenging the status quo, leading to them being labelled as lacking social
responsibility,” the statement stated.
Governor Nyaribo however in his statement on Wednesday said the youths will be considered
after the 2022 general elections if he manages to be elected as governor.
“We have no doubt that our youths have been left out but we have one of the youths as the
CEC’s and we will have more youths possibly after the 2022 polls, but for now our focus is
service to the people,” said Nyaribo.
By Darlington Mose