Study finds politics is bad for young Kenyans

Young Kenyans during this year’s Mashujaa Day celebration at Uhuru Park, Nairobi. A new study shows the long electioneering period in the country has hit young Kenyans hard. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • This year has also seen an increase in casual sex and unplanned pregnancies as young people use sex as "a way to feel good about themselves" or to seek social status, money or gifts.

Months of electoral upheaval, sporadic unrest and economic slowdown have hit young Kenyans hard, a nationwide youth survey found Thursday.

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