The Ministry of State for Youth Affairs (MOYAS) was established on 7th December, 2005 to address youth concerns in the country. This was grounded on the realization that the Government may not achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals without adequately dealing with the many socio-economic challenges facing the Kenyan youth. In May, 2008 the Department of Sports in the then Ministry of Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services was transferred to the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs forming Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MOYAS).
To be the leader in nurturing and empowering youth and sports persons, building a better Kenya.
To maximize the full potential of the youth and sports persons through participatory engagements that serves their needs and aspirations in building a better Kenya.
- Youth Policy,
- National Youth Service,
- Youth Empowerment Centers,
- Youth Polytechnics,
- Youth Development Enterprise Fund,
- National Youth Council,
- Sports Policy,
- Promotion of Sports,
- Development and Coordination of Sports,
- National Stadia Management
The Ministry’s mandate is executed through five Departments namely: General Administration and Planning, Youth Development, National Youth Service, Youth Training, and Sports. The Ministry also executes some of its mandate through two parasatals- Sports Stadia Management Board and the Youth Enterprise Development Fund.
In order to execute its mandate adequately, the Ministry has identified eight priority areas that, if sufficiently addressed, could help alleviate the plight of the Kenyan youth.
- Youth, Participation and Empowerment
- Youth, Education and Training
- Youth and Health
- Youth and Environment
- Youth, Information, Communication and Technology
- Youth, Crime and Drugs
- Youth, Recreation,Leisure, Sports and Community Service
- Youth and Employment
The Ministry’s website address is www.youthaffairs.go.ke