The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Voters Exodus Worries Youth

Youth in Naivasha have expressed concern over the high number of people fleeing the town ahead of the general election. They blamed the exodus on the 2007-2008 violence that rocked the town.

The youth from all constituencies assured residents that they will not be used to cause violence in the poll. Speaking on behalf of their after a meeting a local hotel, coordinator Peter Kiarie said the youth will reject leaders preaching tribalism.

He said the 200/08 violence affected the youth most, adding that they will allow themselves to used to used by politicians for selfish gains.

"We have embarked on a major campaign to convince our brothers and sisters that they should not travel up country to register as voters," he said.

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