Old hands stall work at National Youth Council

Old hands stall work at National Youth Council

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Trouble is looming at the National Youth Council following plans by a section of youth across the country to eject current board members said to be illegally in the office.
The group under the umbrella Consortium of Youth Serving Organisation Kenya said the council teeming with individuals past the required age limit has not conducted its election nine years since its inception.
The only election conducted was at the council in June 2011 at its inception and there has never been any election despite an act which stipulates elections be held after every three years.
In 2016 then Public Service Youth and Gender Affairs CS Sicily Kariuki came under sharp criticism from irate youth who accused her of installing a group of people who were past 35 years at a time the youth were craving for an election to choose new leaders.
The youths do not recognise those in the office saying there were no elections contrary to NYC Act, which is clear that members of the council must be elected by the youth from grassroots to the national level prior to formal appointment.
Kariuki in a Gazzette Notice dated May 27 2016 appointed Fatuma Abubakar, Arnold Maliba, Benson Mutemi and Mary Achieng to the board of the NYC.
Other members were Mary Achieng, Billy Mijungu, Rahow Jimale, Dishon Memo and Maganda Jackline.
The development has led to a glaring illegality at the council which currently operates without the requisite quorum for any transaction.
It is against this background that the aggrieved group has issued the CS with a seven-day ultimatum demanding for fresh elections failure to which they have threatened to respond with civil action.
The youth have already come up with a list bearing the names of designated new office holders and a letter in our possession received by the CS Youth Affairs proposes Okello Kevin as the chairman.