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Real Change Through Youth Leadership

02 April 2012, 15:08 Martin M.

Better understand the motives of our leaders as to why they are avoiding to involve youths in national building and leadership.

As the tag-of-war on election day cause mixed reactions among our leaders, no veteran politician is encouraging youths to stand for parliamentary, Senate or even to go for the highest seat- presidency. They simply do not want to open the eyes of a mighty giant. Something that can jeopardize their political career.

The game is on but it seems the youth in this country are not ready to take the challenge.

Do you know the reason behind it? Majority are waiting for endorsement from veterans. This is a dream whose reality is already dead- never going to happen until forever!

In politics, a simple beginning is what counts. A good percentage of Kenyans need real change, not a recycled change we are about to see come March 4, 2013.

Anyway, time is still virgin for real change and hunger for change is so encouraging for new faces in Kenya’s politics, here is where Kenyan youths come in.

Kenyan youths have the potential to lead this nation. It is only that the minorities who are already in power are using their well known game- blind-folding with empty promises and lead the mighty youth army. If we realize what the veterans already did, then the leadership will be for the youth this coming election.

Youths form leaders of tomorrow

You better not! Because here you should understand this reality, in real life, we only have a virtual tomorrow where hopes and wishes are, other than this there is nothing but a lie. Therefore, there is no reservation in leadership, it is either you take it or leave it for the gamblers of national resources. This means, sitting quiet just as we are and let the veterans take the lion’s share in our national resources, as we wait for crumbles- left over.

The pain of ignorance is always a tale of despair. We have been witnessing this time in memorial, waiting for an opportunity to take the leash of this nation and lead the way for generations to come. All hope is being lost because the youth are not seeing the future; I guess we like being followers through rocky paths, drowned in corruption and left to die in despair. When are we going to learn?

In life we live, it is either you take a risk and learn the consequences or be naïve and face the worst that come. Building public support may be time consuming, hazardous in some occasions, enjoyment for a short duration, painful journey sometimes but it is better than to fear for our dirty politics. Time is changing and majority of people are going for visions and individual politics, this is the best time for the youth to get into the political arena and represent the future of Kenya where hostile politics, party politics, tribal politics etc will not have a chance.

Damn! Does money buy a political lifestyle? Not unless voters, especially the youth allow themselves to be roots of corruption, in fact this should act as a sieve to filter out clean leaders from corrupt ones. As you all know, it is rare to find a clean politician out there, this is an opening for real change if a youthful leader stands up to face the veterans.

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