2010 - 2011
In the years following Kenya's post-election violence, many youth have begun to sieze active roles in the reform of their nation. Various grassroots initiatives led by youth are improving the quality of life for those living in the direst of conditions, and young people are using waste removal, education, entrepreneurship and athletics to encourage their peers toward a self-respecting and self-sustaining community. Their ethnic diversity is remarkable given Kenya's 2008 post-election violence, in which people from different tribes were forced violently out of slums. Termed “youth groups” on the street, these initiatives could represent the future of long-term socioeconomic development in Kenya while laying the groundwork for a more peaceful election in 2013. Together, these youth represent a nascent trend of cross-tribe brotherhood in a healing nation.