We live in a rapidly changing world where conventional boundaries seem to be disintegrating. Yet, there are also boundaries that are being maintained and even reinforced. In light of the rapidly changing dynamics in today’s Kenyan communities, youth has become a major player in adjusting these transformations to meet different needs. The youth of today are the leaders tomorrow and need to be equipd with good ethical values to drive the nation in the right direction.
Delanyo Adadevoh, statement that “A society cannot rise up above the character of its leaders.” The statement sums up key lessons from the previous conferences in relation to addressing the challenges Kenya is currently grappling with especially corruption. They are an indication of values majority of the citizens refer to as the norm and hence perpetuating the vice.
To address the above challenges, a pathway that guides the society work towards becoming ethical and developing young authentic leaders, who are emotionally intelligent, uphold integrity and embrace accountability & transparency is a step in the right direction. In addition, it is an opportunity to encourage and support young Authentic Leaders who are making a positive difference within their sphere of influence.
Key not speaker: H.E Prof Kivutha Kibwana, Governor Makueni County
H.E. Prof. Kivutha Kibwana is the Governor, Makueni County. Previously he served as the Presidential Advisor on Constitutional, Parliamentary and Youth Affairs (2007 to 2012), Minister for Lands and Settlement and Environment and Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Makueni Constituency (2002 to 2007). Prior to this he served in the Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi rising to the position of Dean, Faculty of Law and later Associate Professor.
H.E. Prof. Kivutha Kibwana has also had a distinguished service in the civil society and was the founder of the Centre for Law and Research International (CLARION) and served as the Spokesperson of the National Convention Executive Council (NCEC). The two organizations spearheaded the agitation for constitutional reforms in the country for more than two decades.