The Star (Nairobi)

8 January 2013

Kenya: Madaraka Tells Youth to Use New Technology

The youth should embrace new technology to create innovative ideas to mobilise and use resources to boost community's socio-economic development, a Nakuru senator aspirant has said.

According to Madaraka Mwithaga, this will spur the growth of Kenya to meet the Millennium Development Goals and Vision 2030."Do not wait to be told what you can do, be active, be aggressive and embrace the new technology to come up with the ideas that can generate income and develop our communities," said Mwithaga in Nakuru yesterday.

He was addressing the Luhya Development Forum.The aspirant was meeting the members of the Luhya community to seek their support in the nominations which will be held on January 17 at the party's offices in Nakuru.

Mwithaga who is vying on a National Alliance Party ticket said the county is bestowed with rich resources which demand creative minds to oversee their use.

"It requires youthful leadership that will move it to the next level of economic development," he added.Mwithaga urged the community to support a visionary leadership that will ensure the county does not lag behind in development. He promised to upgrade the housing units in Naivasha where the flower industry workers live in deplorable conditions if elected.

During the meeting in a local hotel which was attended by more than 300 luhyas, the chairman of the Luhyia Forum Javan Chitire said the new administration in the county should embrace the community in its leadership positions. He said all the communities should be involved in the policy making process because the county is cosmopolitan.

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