IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 11, November 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Warui Andrew Muturi, Dr. Kepha Andrew Ombui
According to the 2009 Kenya National Census, the youth of this country forms the highest percentage of the population. This is the same population that has the largest number of unemployed youth. This same group also happens to have high academic and professional qualifications. However, even in state owned enterprises, this group is not given an opportunity to sit in the board, in spite of the qualifications. We continue seeing old people being recycled and put into positions of authority, especially in the public sector. This study contributes to the understanding of the characteristics of our youth and assists in the understanding of the relationship between the leadership styles in organizations and the performance of this age bracket (16 to 36 years). The study looks at the characteristics of the millennials and their relationship with work and authority.