Africities 2015: “Kiambiu Youth”, the Voice of the Disadvantaged Kenyan Youth

In the framework of the upcoming Africities Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 29 November to 3 December 2015, Kiambiu Youth will represent the voice of the disadvantaged young dwellers of the informal settlements in Kiambui, Kenya.


Kiambiu Youth is a nonprofit organization, established in 2003 and registered with department of social service in 2004, and has continued to work with communities in Nairobi informal settlements for over ten years.

The main purpose of this organization is to lobby and advocate for better living condition and full enjoyment of fundamental rights and freedoms, and as provided for by our constitution and other regional and international treaties. The organization operates from kiambiu informal settlement, in Eastleigh south location, Pumwani division of Kamukunji Sub County.

In this perspective, the contribution of Kiambiu Youth organization is derived by the aspiration of mobilising African people and begin to inculcate the principle of self-reliance and inclusive governance where citizens can hold the state to account and promotion of the rule of law and respect to people right to development (people driven development), in summary promoting Agenda 2063, Aspiration No. 1, 3 and 6.

For more information, watch the video here.