ActionAid Ireland

Laikipa County, like much of eastern Kenya, suffers from regular long periods of drought and water shortages. In 2016, the Mt. Kenya Youth Hub was established to provide young people with the opportunity to discuss and coordinate responses to political issues in the area.

The Youth Hub soon discovered that water rations in the area were being distributed and priced irregularly. They launched a campaign entitled #forgottenmajority and succeeded in gathering inhabitants, lawyers and government representatives to present concrete policy ideas to solve the issue.

The government subsequently implemented many of the Youth Hub’s ideas and standardised the pricing of water in the county. Thanks to the Youth Hub, the local community is now much more aware about the issue of equal access to water!

Photo by Gustavo García Solares

Author: – ActionAid Ireland

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Walter Clark

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