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Youths urged to vie for leadership

29 June 2012, 14:09 Iyaya Keven

Youths in Bungoma County have been urged to vie for top leadership positions in the country and stop being used by masquerading politicians to cause chaos and distrust amongst Kenyans.

Bungoma County Council chairman, Mr. Meshach Simiyu (Museveni), urged the youths to take responsibility for their nation.

Simiyu said that the youths must step up and take what’s rightfully theirs and not sit back and watch as old guards and incumbents continue to tighten their reign on state power.

He claimed that only a youthful leader will be able to address issues that affects the generation Y adequately, such as unemployment, drug addiction and HIV/AIDS prevalence.

He also said that for youths to achieve these, they must start by applying for identification cards as majority of them don’t bother at all, denying them the opportunity to vote in the national elections, thus derailing democracy in the country.

He however faulted the perception of youths towards change, claiming that for it to come, a high price must be paid through sacrifice and determination.

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