Big win for the youngest Juja hopeful MP as Mt Kenya youths endorses his bid
It’s a big win for Joseph Gichui, the youngest hopeful MP for Juja after youths from the vote-rich Mount Kenya region endorsed his bid.
Under the umbrella of the Mt Kenya Young Leaders Movement, the youngsters insisted that its time for the youth to take up leadership roles in order to solve the growing social-economic challenges that the country continues to grapple with.
They said that they will mobilize resources to convince their parents and fellow youths to vote their own not only as a show of solidarity but to stamp that time for youth leadership has come.
The youthful leaders said that they have been educated, trained to become leaders and have all it takes to drive the country’s agenda in the next phase.
Led by Samuel Njoroge, the young leaders pointed out that Gichui who is an independent candidate in a race that has attracted 10 more contenders is best placed to lead Juja owing to his diplomacy, vibrancy in addressing key infrastructural challenges and well-choreographed ideologies.
He said that Gichui, a doctor by profession has the ability to steer key economic progress of the vast constituency through vibrant lobbying for the well-being of all constituents.
Emmanuel Ngugi, a member of the forum decried that many young people grew up being told they are leaders of tomorrow, a “tomorrow” that has never come as most leaders are still hesitant to pass on the leadership baton.
Ngugi urged the youth to stop shying away from pertinent national issues saying time had come for them to take charge of the affairs of the nation.
He observed that despite the youth making over 70 percent of the country’s population, their presence has not been felt in key spheres of the country including leadership.
The endorsed Gichui as the contest continues to get hotter less than one month to the mini-polls slated for May 18.
The MPs seat which fell vacant following the demise of Francis Munyua alias Wakapee has attracted among others Susan Njeri, the Jubilee Party flagbearer, George Koimburi, the People’s Empowerment Party candidate, James Marungo and Zulu Thhiong’o.
Others are John Njoroge Mburu who is vying on a Peoples Party of Kenya ticket, Kenn Gachuma, a businessman who worked under the late MP as the CDF Chairman between 2013 and 2015, businessman Zack Wang’ombe, Maendeleo Chap Chap’s Anthony Kirori, Kariuki Chege and Eunice Mugo who is vying on The New Democrats Party.
The candidates have been campaigning via the internet and through the use of billboards after physical campaigns were banned to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus.