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The Unfinished Conversation#1: Does your vote really matter?
Sat 25 March 2017, 17:00 – 19:00 EAT
One of the fundamental cornerstones of a democratic society is the voting process. The idea that every citizen, irrespective of their wealth, education level, or social standing, has the right to determine the direction of their country. This principle has also been adopted by the Kenyan people, with the country's Constitution guaranteeing every citizen the right to elect local, county or national representatives.
This sounds good on paper but the reality appears to be that young people have either given up on the entire political process or have simply elected not to participate in the August 8th elections. What is driving this increasing apathy towards elections amongst young people in Kenya?
Join us on Saturday the 25th of March, as we explore this, and other pertinent questions around youth and elections such as:
Does your vote really matter? Are we buying into a false optimism by believing one vote really counts? What is driving voter apathy amongst young people? What can be done to simplify the electoral process and encourage more youth to vote? What are the alternative forms of civic activism beyond the polling booth?