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President Uhuru Kenyatta's government has been on the spot over employment opportunities for the youths. According to the 2019 census, 75% of the country's population is under 35 years where 40% is under 18 years.

The Jubilee government has only 5% of its employees who are under 35 years.

According to the latest reports on wealth declaration; Parastatal directors, Board Members, Cabinet Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Ambassadors, County administrators had only 5 percent of its employees being youth aged 18-35 years.

Teachers Service Commission had the highest number of youths at 7 percent while other commissions shared 5 percent.  Security agencies had the majority of employed youths. 

The lowest number of youths were captured in the Judiciary.

According to the Census,  the population of 35 years and below population has increased by 5,463,532 from 2009, its proportional share has dropped by 3 percent.

The total enumerated population increased to 47,564,296 in 2019 from 37,724.850 in 2009.

Children (0-14 years) were 18,541,982 (39.0 per cent) in 2019 compared to 16,571,877 (43 per cent) in 2009.

Adolescents (10-19 years) were 11,631,929 (24.5 per cent) in 2019 compared to 9, 204,398 (23.8 per cent) in 2009.

The youth population (18-34 years) constitute 13,777,600 (29.0 per cent) in 2019 compared to 11, 809,518 (28.7 per cent) in 2009.

Population of working age (15-64 years) was 27,151,134 (57.1 per cent) in 2019 compared to 20,684,861 (53.6%) in 2009.

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