Counties Devolution and Planning

Council of Governors roots for youth empowerment

Council of Governors Chairman Josphat Nanok.

Council of Governors Chairman Josephat Nanok, has equated joblessness of youths to their marginalization. The chairman, who is also the Turkana County Governor, said that failure to engage youths at county and national levels was perilous.

The governor called for modalities to employ them as they were the majority and dynamic. “If you do not employ the youth, you do so at your own peril,” said Nanok.

Addressing the fifth devolution conference at Kakamega High School today, the COG chairman noted that failure to employ youths was missing out on inclusivity.

He also challenged women to endeavor to occupy more elective posts in county governments, saying they should borrow a leaf from the Kitui and Kirinyaga governors, Charity Ngilu and Anne Waiguru respectively.

Nanok contended that the election of more women in the counties will assist in curbing gender disparity.

He concurred with Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Eugene Wamalwa, speaker of the Upper House, Ken Lusaka and Ms. Waiguru that collaboration and consultation between the national and county governments was paramount.

Waiguru stirred the attendants when she said, “A man who sits with a beautiful woman and says nothing to her fetches water for her.”

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