Youths in Nakuru County have faulted the leadership of Governor Lee Kinyanjui over what they term is negligence on matters of youth.
Addressing media in Nakuru on Saturday led by Duke Ombagi, the irate youths raised concerns in manner in which the youths have been neglected by the leadership of the day.
They also accused Governor Kinyanjui of operating at the Milimani offices instead of the county headquarters where he can be easily accessed.
The youths drawn from various sub counties in Nakuru are now demanding that their concerns be addressed.
“We are disappointed with the leadership of this county which has neglected the youths and we demand that the governor calls a sitting with the youth leadership” said Duke.
The youths who spearheaded the process of removal of former CeC Halima Gababa from sports docket now want the position replaced by a young person.
Peter Maritim representing youths living with disability in Nakuru county calling on the county government to ensure the 5 percent tenders are issued to the PLWDs as enshrined in the constitution.
He also questioned why the infrastructure in Nakuru is not PLWDs friendly.
“As PLWDs in Nakuru county we are calling on governor Kinyanjui to ensure we get our 5 percent tenders and also ensure all the buildings in Nakuru are friendly to us” said Maritim.
Lucy Anne and Alfred Kitur from Njoro and Nakuru West sub counties respectively on the raised their concerns on the inequality issues and representation.
The two called on Governor Kinyanjui to ensure all the county appointments are well distributed in all the sub counties as well as proper guidance on the 30 percent tenders for the marginalized.
“Representation should be across all the sub counties” they said.
The youths were speaking during their meeting convened by Chairman Daniel Gitau on Saturday 15th at a Nakuru hotel where they also awarded best CECs and Chief Officers in Nakuru County for empowering youths in their respective dockets.
PHOTO/Hivisasa:Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui.