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National Youth Parliament


Youth Parliament

A sitting of the National Youth Parliament at the Parliament Buildings in Nairobi, Kenya.

PLO Lumumba

H.E. Mwangi Mukami the president of the National Youth parliament,  with Dr. PLO Lumumba then serving as the secretary to the Commission for constitutional Review in Kenya

Youth Ministers

Junior Ministers of the National Youth Parliament at the Parliament Buildings in Nairobi, Kenya.

Inanaugural Parliament

The ninth Vice President of the Republic of Kenya H.E. Moody Awori with H.E. Mwangi Mukami at the inaugural session of the National Youth Parliament

Youth Agenda

H.E. Mwangi Mukami addressing journalists after a consultative meeting to push for the inclusion of the youth in Government organs.

NYP Extraordinary Session

The National Youth Parliament speaker with other delegates at the first extraordinary session of the Youth parliament

Registration

Delegates of the National Youth Parliament register during the inaugural session.

Second Extra-Ordinary Session

The ninth Vice President is introduced to the delegates at the Second extra-ordinary session of the National Youth parliament.



Background Information

In November 2003, the National Youth Parliament commenced its operations at an office donated by retired Funyula Member of Parliament, Hon. Julia Ojiambo. The interim secretariat of five served as the board that will oversee the elections of the first representative parliament of the Youth. Through the late Clerk of the national Assembly, Hon Gichohi and the goodwill of the then Speaker, Hon. Francis Ole Kaparo, the National Youth Parliament held an extra-ordinary Assembly at the National parliament where Mwangi Mukami, having been elected President, was sworn in for a term of 2 years. The ninth Vice President of the Republic of Kenya graced the occasion and presided over the swearing in of the Youth Cabinet and Parliamentarians in March 2004.

In June 2004, the Youth Cabinet began the push for the adoption of a Youth Policy, the formation of a Youth Ministry and legislation of policies that are beneficial to the youth and create employment. These efforts culminated in the National Youth Policy of 2006, the formation of the first Ministry of Youth and finally the adoption of the National Youth Council Act of 2009. Mwangi Mukami was appointed an advisor on Youth Affairs in the Office of the Vice President with several members of the Youth Cabinet participating in various positions within the newly constituted Youth Ministry.

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