Contact Us

State Department for Youth Affairs and The Arts
Kencom House, City Hall Way,
P.O Box 34303-00100,

Nyayo House, 13th Floor, Room 10 & 11
P.O.Box 43399-00100,

Nyanza Regional Headquarters, 8th Floor Wing C
P.O. Box 1912 -40100
Phone: 0721236268

Western Regional Headquarters, Block C, 1st Floor Room 34
P.O.Box 218- 50100 Kakamega,
Phone: 0721236268

North Rift Region
County Commissioner’s Building
Uasin Gishu

Regional Commissioner’s Office , Block C, Room 1
P.O.Box 122881-20100
Rift Valley

Opposite Embu Scouts Centre, Embu-Meru Rd
P.O.Box 709- 60100
Phone: 0712308959

DCC’s Office Block
P.O.Box 2179-90100,
Phone: 0712308959

PC’s Building Block B, Room 7-8
P.O.Box 2417-10140
Phone: 0723805513

Bima Towers 13th Floor,
P.O.Box 90424-80100,
Phone: 0722490026

County Commisioner’s Compound
P.O.Box 1237

Brief History

The Ministry of Youth Affairs was first established in December 2005 to address youth concerns in the country upon realization that the government needed to deal with the many socio-economic challenges facing the Kenyan youth to achieve the Milenium Development Goals. With the promulgation of the new Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and subsequent re-organization of government ministries, the youth docket has been domiciled in several ministries and is currently one of the two state departments in the Ministry of Youth Affairs, The Arts and Sports. Agencies under the State Department for Youth Affairs & The Arts include; Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA), The National Youth Council (NYC), Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), Kenya Cultural Centre, Kenya National Library Services (KNLS), Kenya Film Commission, and Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO). 

Mandate and Functions

The mandate of the State Department for Youth Affairs & The Arts is anchored in Article 55 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 from which the functions of the Department are derived and outlined in the Executive Order No.1 of 2020 (Revised May, 2020) on Organization of the Government of the Republic of Kenya as follows:

  1. Youth Empowerment;
  2. Mainstreaming Youth in National Development;
  3. Harnessing and Developing Youth Talents for National Development;
  4. Managing and promoting Engagement with Youth for National Development;
  5. Collaborating and overseeing stakeholders engaged in Youth promoting Activities.


To be a leading government organization in developing and empowering youth for holistic participation in national development.


To provide leadership, coordination and an enabling environment for the development of Kenyan youth through participatory engagements that serve their needs and aspirations for global competitiveness.

Quality Policy Statement

The State Department for Youth and its agencies is committed to deliver efficient and effective service delivery of such quality that fully meets customers’ expectations. Thus, for all staff, including the Statement’s Management, quality is a priority and quality culture will be our strategy as follows:

  • Establishing a Strategic Plan that guides the State Department’s direction;
  • Establishing periodic performance contracts that shall further be cascaded as quality objectives at relevant functions, levels and processes within the organization;
  • Meeting applicable statutory, regulatory and customer requirements;
  • Continuous upgrading of skills of staff particularly within the service provision and other engagements that have a direct impact upon the services quality;
  • Continually improving the established quality management through internal audits and management review; and
  • Commit to have a positive impact on Youth Fraternity that we serve.

To realize this, the management shall regularly monitor and review its performance for continual improvement and sustainability, by implementing an effective Quality Management based on best practices.