In Kenya, youth involvement in civic matters is very low. Recently, we conducted an online survey regarding the involvement of youth in the coming elections. The results indicated that more than half of the youth did have voters card but not many of them were willing to take part int the next elections.
Majority of the correspondents expressed that they lacked confidence in the current election process and felt left out and their opinions are never considered by the old folk.
Very few were interested in vying for political seats, majority cited lack of funds and corruption as a hindrance to get involved with the coming elections and politics in general. Unfortunately, some were not even aware that there seats for young people.