Zuia Noma peace campaign launched ahead of 2017 elections
01 March 2016, 09:32
Nakuru - A lobby group in Nakuru town has launched a peace initiative dabbed Zuia Noma (avoid conflict) across the county ahead of 2017 general elections.
The chairman of Team Hustlers Nakuru Martin Wanjohi said that the campaign greatly targets youths who might be attempted to used by politicians to cause mayhem during campaigns.
“This is one great campaign targeting youths and all we want is peace and politicians should not even think of using the youths,” he said.
Speaking on Monday to the media in Nakuru town, Wanjohi said that the Zuia Noma initiative intends to sensitize the youths the importance of maintaining peace even if there proffered candidates will not be elected.
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Wanjohi said that they are planning to be holding youth meetings across all the eleven sub counties where they will be urging the youth’s importance of being peace ambassadors.
He said that youths contribute 60 percent of Kenya population that no politician should misuse them and cause any mayhem ahead of 2017 general elections.
“We are going to be holding peace meetings with the youths because do not want politicians to start using them to course chaos,” he said.
Wanjohi maintained that the lobby group supports the government in keeping peace across all the 47 counties in the country.
He further said that the lobby group is also urging the youths to get registered as voters to enable them elect their preferred candidates in the coming general elections.
The chairman also quashed claims that that Nakuru team Hustler was being funded by politicians in the government.
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