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Njenga urges Jubilee to fulfill pledges

29 April 2013, 13:59 Steve Wambugu

Mkenya Solidarity Party leader Maina Njenga has urged the Jubilee government to fulfill its campaign pledge of strengthening youth empowerment programmes.

The former Cord allied leader reached out to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto to expedite the disbursement of KES 6 billion that was to be used in presidential election runoff which they pledged to allocate to youth funds.

“So far, many youths are anxiously waiting to for the Jubilee government to disburse the money and I urge my brothers Uhuru and Ruto to keep their promise now that they are in government,” said Njenga after commissioning a youth farming activity in Laikipia county on Sunday.

He acknowledged that during the campaigns, he supported Cord Presidential flag-bearer Raila Odinga but said he will support the new government.

“Now that the competitions are over, we should embark on other development projects until another election period is declared,” he said.

He noted with appreciation that since he reformed from serving the outlawed Mungiki sect in favour of Christianity, most of his followers had abandoned their anti- social behavior to embrace agriculture and other gainful activities.

They have instead joined a bandwagon of a peace campaign under the patronage of their former spiritual leader Maina Njenga to gain practical experience on how to reform and earn honest living.

Through Hope International Ministry, the youths were being transformed from their atheist traditions to Christianity, a mission that was committed to reduce crime rate in the country.

Those who have 'seen the light' are acting as peace ambassadors criss-crossing the two counties and beyond as 'fishers of men'.

Njenga’s new flagship, Amani Sasa Youth Foundation, has engaged the new devotees in peace building and reconciliation activities as he cautions them against drug abuse among other social evils derailing development in the country.

“The number of idle youths in the country is alarming," he noted, calling on the government to empower youths with skill in order to make them self-reliant.

He was proud that youths from different communities in Nyandarua, Laikipia and Nakuru County were transforming their lives by participating in various social economic activities.

“Once I mingle with youth in order to understand their problems, we work in different farms  and discuss the issue of drug abuse, illicit brews and bad moral values,” said Njenga at Karandi area in Laikipia county when he met more than 200 young people.

Recently, he presided over the baptism of over 600 youths at Chagita in Nyandarua county.

The reformed youths expressed optimistic that Amani Sasa youth foundation had averted them from previous activities.

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