The Star (Nairobi)

21 December 2012

Kenya: Youth 'Tired of Cheap Politics'

AS aspirants traverse through all the corners of Nakuru Country, the youths have wakened to dispel their campaign tactics of wooing voters with pledges to address irrelevant common mwananchi issues if elected.

The youths from the eleven county constituencies who represented their views through their 40 youth groups' representatives said the candidates are heavily engaging in cheap petty politics instead of pragmatic and progressive politics.

"We are tired with aspirants concentrating on non-issue based campaigns; the very cheap petty politics which portrays their poor leadership skills, "said Mike Gitone, the youths spokesperson.

The young eligible voters rather advised the aspirants to present a manifesto of what they will do to improve the socio-economic status of every individual living in Nakuru County.

In a unanimous deal, they vowed to elect leaders who are agenda and development oriented Cautioning the residents against voting for aspirants who are just 'full of empty promises' and have never done anything to the society before.

"Vet this aspirants based on their development track record, have they even assisted before they sprung to seek votes. Do not just listen to their empty promises," added Irene Njeri, the youths vice spokesperson.

They also appealed to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to block any candidate who attempts to spread malicious propaganda against his or her opponent.

Concerning spearheading peace and unity in the country, they vowed never to allow anyone to divide them along tribal lineages stating that the county and the country belongs to each Kenyan and we are all one.

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