The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Elders Refuse to 'Bless' the Youth

Socio-cultural traditions stand in the way of competitive representation from the youth in North rift, a group of ward representative aspirants have said.

The aspirants said it unmarried youth that is seeking various seats are facing difficulties from the elders who are finding it hard to bless them. The elders seem to think they are not yet mature to assume leadership positions, because of their unmarried status.

Youth Agenda CEO Susan Kariuki told an aspirants forum at the weekend in Eldoret town that potential youthful aspirants were at risk of being locked out because of stiff traditional requirements.

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