Largely Peaceful Kenyan Vote Bolstered by Youth, Technology
April 2, 2013 Editor 0
Ann Wanjiku Mwangi, who overcame a childhood growing up in the Rift Valley and a slum in Eldoret despite twice having her home burned to the ground, said the Yes Youth Can! program helped her broaden her influence in youth organizing. She’s now treasurer of the National Youth Bunge Association.
“I came to understand that the youth in Kenya were being misused every election year because they were unemployed,” Wanjiku told the audience. “Through ‘Yes, You Can,’ we have been able to explain to the youth the importance of peace and that peace in Kenya rests in their hands.”
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