25 February 2013

Kenya: Cord in Drive to Attract the Youth Votes

CORD has launched a campaign strategy dubbed Step Up For Kenya urging the youths to turn out and contribute towards forming of a new government that will create opportunities for them by electing in leaders who will be able to meet their demands.

The group condemned reports that people were buying identity cards from the youth at a cost of unto Ksh 200 in Kitui, Kakamega, Nairobi and Mombasa hence denying them chance to exercise their democratic right.

"WE as the youth ,this elections are ours and we hold a very major stake in the exercise. It's time we turned out in large numbers to choose good leaders. We stop complaining and make wise choices that will lead us to a new Kenya that supports us,"said Arnold Karanja, Step Up For Kenya representative.

The group has called for volunteers to join it's door to door campaign to encourage people to come out and vote large numbers. Karanja said supporters can contribute to the Cord cause by sending their contributions through the Mpesa pay bill number 985900 that will help intensify the initiative around the country in the few remaining days before elections.

The only gift we can offer by reinstating hope in our country is by ensuring we cast our votes come 4th in a peaceful manner and elect leaders who will be able to cater for our needs as youths,said Zulekha Juma,National Youth Coordinator.

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