Election or No Election? Parliamentary Election or Presidential Election? The Hague or No Hague?

The recent  call by the National Council of Churches of Kenya for elections to be held immediately has generated intense debate among Kenyans. The posting below is just one view of the situation by the youth. We welcome comments from all Kenyan youth on their views. – Yipe

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My Fellow Young Kenyans,

Election or No Election? Parliamentary Election or Presidential Election? The Hague or No Hague?

The National Youth Movement realizes with concern that the country is headed for grabs and that the Young People of Kenya must arise and protect this country from the Angry Politicians who are hell bent to smuggling every little resource that this country is left with.

Call to Action,

We would like to ask all young people of Kenya to rally behind our call to action and start demanding for the immediate resignation of this government. The President and Prime Minister have failed in their only mandate to see to it that the National Accord is implemented. As such they need to step aside and either the country goes to an election or we at least have a presidential election so that we can elect leaders who are capable of leading this country.

This is a discussion that has elicited a lot of discomfort across the country. Many are saying that the country has not healed from the fangs that the Post Election Violence brought with it. The question is whether to continue having the same leadership defrauding off the people their basic rights or at least have changes in the leadership as a stop gap.

Many Kenyans are dying of hunger and starvation at the watch of the leadership. The more than 40 Cabinet Ministers have completely run the government broke and Kenyans will no longer afford to service such a huge cabinet. The need to resize the cabinet to 13 clean untainted ministers should not be over-reiterated.

Others are asking what is the space for the youth in the whole transformation agenda.

Key issues come to mind as we push for the changes that are critical

We the youth of Kenya MUST demand and bring about the following:

  • Reduction of the Presidential Age Limit to 30 as an entrenchment in the constitution.
  • Reduction of the retirement age cap to 50 until all the youth are employed in meaningful employment opportunities
  • Ensure the participation of the Youth in all top decision making organs of our nation including NESC
  • Hold community conversations of uniting the youth voices in order to take this country to the next level
  • Vote in unison and send all the retrogressive leadership out of power.
  • Push for the prosecution of all the corrupt individuals in this and the previous governments.

We are collecting ideas on what we can work on now in order to push for the changes. Please add your voice and let us see Kenya Saved. The TIME to ACT is NOW and we are going to be releasing an action point based plan which we shall start engaging. Be part of the Change, invite more young people to join the mailing list or send me their email addresses so that they are not left in this very big action.

Emmanuel Dennis

web: http://marsgroupkenya.org/partnershipforchange/

E-mail: p4c@marsgroupkenya.org

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4 Responses to Election or No Election? Parliamentary Election or Presidential Election? The Hague or No Hague?

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