The Youth Congress with support from Ford Foundation has been engaging youth and organisations across the country. They have managed to establish a vibrant network with 220 organisations and about 43,890 youth – the largest in the country. The Youth Leagues are working on some of the most pressing issues facing their counties and the country.
Take a look.
The Youth Congress and Youth Leagues in
- 001 Mombasa
- 002 Kwale
- 003 Kilifi
- 004 Tana River
- 005 Lamu
- 006 Taita Taveta
- 007 Garissa
- 008 Wajir
- 009 Mandera
- 010 Marsabit
- 011 Isiolo
- 012 Meru
- 013 Tharaka Nithi
- 014 Embu
- 015 Kitui
- 016 Machakos
- 017 Makueni
- 018 Nyandarua
- 019 Nyeri
- 020 Kirinyaga
- 021 Murang'a
- 022 Kiambu
- 023 Turkana
- 024 West Pokot
- 025 Samburu
- 026 Trans Nzoia
- 027 Uasin Gishu
- 028 Elgeyo/Marakwet
- 029 Nandi
- 030 Baringo
- 031 Laikipia
- 032 Nakuru
- 033 Narok
- 034 Kajiado
- 035 Kericho
- 036 Bomet
- 037 Kakamega
- 038 Vihiga
- 039 Bung'oma
- 040 Busia
- 041 Siaya
- 042 Kisumu
- 043 Homa Bay
- 044 Migori
- 045 Kisii
- 046 Nyamira
- 047 Nairobi City
The Youth Congress and Youth Leagues seeks to address youth exclusion and drivers of inequalities. We envision an inclusive society in which youth enjoy all rights and apply their agency. For The Youth Congress, youth mobilisation, organisation and coordination is key to transformation, development and advancing youth courses. Most important, integrity is a requirement that is as central as is the struggle for expanded freedom, space and the Kenya We Want.
Adherence to The Youth Congress values and vision in advancing the youth agency
Support the ideas of the Youth Leagues and The Youth Congress and place themselves under its overall discipline;
Carry out decisions, duties and resolutions with diligence;
Organize, participate and contribute positively to all County Youth league and The Youth Congress activities and to contribute to the strengthening of the organic unity of the youth movement;
Rally youth to support and unite behind the County Youth Leagues and actively participate in the creation of a united, non-racial, de-ethicized, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous Kenya;
Protect the Youth League and The Youth Congress mandate at all times by exercising maximum vigilance;
Exercise discipline and exemplary behavior at all times and maintain harmonious relations with all members of the Youth League and the community in general;
Combat all forms of tribalism, regionalism, nepotism, and other forms of discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, clan and sex as well as combating factionalism and malicious gossip within our ranks;
Initiate and participate in activities aimed at promoting national values, solidarity, cohesion, peace and social Justice;
Promote gender agenda, inclusion, equality, equity and effective distribution of authority and accountability between men and women in the youth movement.
Respect to the rule of Law, the Constitution of Kenya and other related laws
Subscribe to National values and principles of governance as provided for Constitution of Kenya Article 10 (2) –
(a) patriotism, national unity, sharing and devolution of power, the rule of law,
democracy and participation of the people;
(b) human dignity, equity, social justice, inclusiveness, equality, human rights,
non-discrimination and protection of the marginalised;
(c) good governance, integrity, transparency and accountability; and
(d) sustainable development.
The Youth Congress Youth Leagues
Nothing can be more important than organizing if Kenyan youth want to change their condition and realize freedoms.
That is why The Youth Congress has developed this Manifesto and Manual Youth Leagues in Kenya. The expectation is that the initiative will give impetus to stronger and better youth organizing in the country.
By establishing Youth Leagues in all the 47 counties, The Youth Congress aims to build a strong youth voice and collective action that will help to improve the condition and position of Kenya’s youth.
By setting clear goals and long term agendas, The Youth Congress and the 47 County Youth Leagues have taken deliberate action to lay foundation on which to tackle youth related issues in the counties and country.
As the saying goes; If you want to go fast, walk alone, but if you want to go far, walk with others.
The Youth Congress would want to go far and to make a difference thus we invite all actors to join us in our quest for expanded freedom and space for the youth.