Yay! I’m a yoot again!

When inconvenient definitions get in the way of your goals, just change ‘em. Works in Kenya, apparently:

NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) — If you believe you are only as young as you feel, maybe you should be living in Kenya.

A government minister has proposed changing the legal definition of youth to anyone aged from 15 to 50 — a two-decade jump from the current ceiling of 30 years.

If passed by parliament, that would put youths within five years of Kenya’s official retirement age of 55.

Youth Affairs Minister Muhammad Kuti was quoted in local media as saying the government plans to change the law so more people can access a 1 billion shilling ($14 million) youth fund established this year.

It also has the convenient side effect of making the Youth Affairs Ministry have much more jurisdiction; I suspect that instead of being over just 70% of the population, it will be closer to 90% after the change.

Nicely done. Taking a page out of Hillary’s book, now, eh?

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