Kenya’s Youth policy and governance specialist one Ruth Ambogo confirmed that the Youths and women’s interests have been repeatedly recognized by the BBI Report. She adds that inclusivity and shared prosperity have strongly stood out in raising the issues of the young population in Kenya.
In a heated debate at one of the Kikuyu online tv stations [MBUYU TV], Ambogo highlighted some of the subsections in the document that articulates the interests of the youthful generation. Among them were…….
- Establishment of policy, legal and administrative structures to the effect that the youth admittance into the job market as well as elective and appointive positions and business opportunities.
- Granting a tax holiday of at least seven years to start-ups by young people.
- Ensuring that 30% of opportunities in the counties and wards are reserved for youth and other marginalized persons.
The seasoned lawyer says that the report ushers a national discussion on the future of Kenya — which might shape, too, the Kenyatta succession and the 2022 politics.
Ambogo argues that the most notable one is economic empowerment where businesses owned by youth will be given a chance to flourish. She says that young people starting small businesses will be allowed to operate for seven years without paying taxes if the BBI recommendations sail through parliament and get adopted.
Uhuru Kenyatta, last week banned political rallies for 30 days in a move that spelled a major blow to the Constitution reforms BBl, 2020 popularization campaigns. The document secretariat has announced plans to use radio and social media to run the campaigns.
The Vihiga County promising senatorial woman representative has strongly vowed to face off with opponents in the incoming general elections. Advocate Ambogo is of the opinion that Political arenas have been typically regarded as a space for politically experienced men, and while women are often disadvantaged in accumulating experience to run for office, young people are systematically marginalized because of their young age, limited opportunities, and projected lack of experience.
Ruth Ambogo has promised to secure the elective position by continually engaging with residents by selling her agendas.