The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: More Youth Enter Race

The number of youth vying for various elective position in Rift Valley has increased tremendously in all political parties compared to previous elections.

Statistics from various parties indicate that more than 60 percent of aspirants in all the counties and constituencies are youth who also include young women.

URP is leading among the parties fielding youthful aspirants in the region where the party led by Eldoret North MP William Ruto is likely to win a good number of seats. Some of the youthfuil aspirants talked to The Star yesterday about their plans.

One of the youthful aspirants in the region Oscar Suter Sudi says they are happy that political parties have given chance to youth to vie for various seats.

"With the new constitution, the country requires more youthful leaders who will be active in implementing issues and visions for the benefit of the electorate", said Sudi who is vying for the Kapseret Parliamentary seat on a URP ticket.

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