Today marks the 3rd day of the Youth Action Week organized by the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya where Interfaith Youth leaders across the eleven (11) counties are being sensitized to being election monitors through civic education forums and different outdoor events where they will collaborate with local administration as they champion for peace and call for the election of leaders with values.
The Youth In Uasin Gishu County noted their main priorities as the youth are the creation of employment opportunities for youth; enhancing gender equality, and youth inclusion; addressing the cost of living, corruption, and debt burden.
Their counterparts in Mombasa County held a civic education forum and participated in a discussion on calling for peaceful elections and electing leaders with values.
On their first day of Youth Action Week, Isiolo Interfaith Youth mapped out challenges such as bad leadership, unemployment, misuse of funds meant for youth, corruption, etc, as what the youth are facing in the county, and what is needed to address the gaps.
Youth have a critical role in promoting a peaceful and inclusive society. “We need to be able to learn, engage and champion for peace!” – Youth in Isiolo County during Interfaith Youth Week.
According to the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya executive committee, it is essential to rally youth together to call for peace and shun any undertakings that may lead to peace instability, and tension in the country ahead of the forthcoming general elections scheduled for August 9th, 2022.The Inter-Religious Council of Kenya Hold Youth Action Week