Miss Wendy Omanga is a fourth year student at the university studying bachelor of arts in Political Science and Communication. She is the current miss journalism world Kenya which has enabled her to run her moonlight project which advocates for climate change and bamboo. She is passionate about youths, and policy making.
Kelly is currently a youth leader in his sub-county where he runs a mentorship program for young people. He is passionate about servant leadership and making an impact. He believes corruption in the country can be addressed by youth channelling various corrupt individual in the society and exposing them through social media.
Halima Nyota is a student at Mount Kenya University – Kakamega Campus pursuing Bachelors of Science Information and Technology. She is the National Representative of Business Woman Africa organization. She currently runs town-hall talks with University and High School students focusing on capacity building and leadership She also advocates for Women in Business through her partnership with Business Woman Africa. She is passionate about change and leadership.
Since 2015, Mue Ndeto has been working with Digital Opportunity Trust- Kenya where he has been able to train young people on Digital Literacy and specifically on how to apply technology to attain sustainable livelihoods. He is passionate about empowering young people to discover and turn their passion into profits.
Winnie Mukosi is a youth advocate by passion. She has been in active engagement in youth activities e.g. Anti-drug and substance abuse campaigns. She is also an active participant of the county budgeting process her county. She has participated in the CIDP, ADP, budget estimates and the finance bill. When she sees things that are not right, she campaigns against them on Facebook pages and she adds that they get the attention they deserve.
Marvin runs a project called Mobile Journalism Africa (www.mobilejournalism.co.ke) geared to change how narratives are told in Kenya – in faith that it is not always what bleeds that should lead. He has a team of 11 freelance journalists who make the project a success and some of whom he studied with in the university together. The project has seen them travel to Ghana courtesy of DW to train young journalists across Africa among many other things. He is a firm believer of the saying that ‘if it has to be, it is upto me’. He is passionate about journalism, the youth, politics and democracy and digital media.
Olipha speaks strongly about gender based violence, and all stereotypes surrounding it. She is passionate about education for girls and women and believes that citizens need to understand their rights and speak out when their rights are being violated. She has been involved in volunteer work and getting people to sign up for volunteering through her social media.
Asha Kudura is a young energetic female leader, currently pursuing political science and public administration at the University of Nairobi, Mombasa campus. She is a trainer in areas of budgeting, devolution and social accountability. One of the digital advocacy work she has undertaken is a project on digital mapping in the extractive sector to enhance information sharing between the community and the mining investors. She is also a budget champion within her community as well as a community mobiliser – helping the community to actively participate in governance processes as well as issues affecting their lives. She is passionate about good governance, democracy, politics and budgeting process.
Wilson Uba is an art enthusiast born and bred in Nakuru, interested in what the online platforms have to offer and its ability to connect people from different walks of life and spread news quite easily. He is part of the online conversation by Maskani Nakuru on the place of Youths in Governance. He is passionate about Mentorship, Art and bringing Social Change through the use of our everyday engagements like the Social Media. He is also passionate about growth, becoming a better person each day and elevating the state of Mental Health.
Faith Amoding is a finance manager by profession but currently a stay at home mom and a lifestyle blogger. She’s equally an active member of her church community outreach team where they do a monthly campaign on drugs and substance abuse to the locals around Kisauni area. In a number of occasions, she has helped her husband – who is the current assistant county commissioner of Nyali Division – organize events that engage the community around them and the most recent one was a sports event which various teams participated and the main hashtag used was #pamojatwaweza. She is passionate about healthy family relationships.