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Youth Challenged to Know and Exercise their Civil Rights

The University of Nairobi’s Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) organized a one day conference themed, ‘Empowering the youth on civil rights through Education, advocacy and leadership’

Speaking during the World Youth Alliance event, Commission for Administrative Justice, CAJ, commonly referred to us the Ombudsman, Lawyer Otiende Amolo urged the young people to be abreast with the constitution and be aware of their rights.

The youth were further encouraged to report complaints to the Office of the Ombudsman anonymously to avoid victimization. 

Speaker after speaker urged the youth to avoid corruption, impunity, tribalism and several ills that have bedevilled our society. The students were as well encouraged to use the social media positively and stay away from political conflicts.