YOUTH AGENDA

Enlist as voters for change you want, CS Mucheru tells youth

United Nations Resident Coordinator Stephen Jackson who said fake news and social media have been the greatest test for peaceful elections affecting democracies.

In Summary
  • His sentiments were echoed by United Nations resident coordinator Stephen Jackson who said fake news and social media have been the greatest test for peaceful elections.
  • He said by taking part in policy formulation the youths will easily ensure there is peace in the country.
The Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Joseph Mucheru at Mabera Technical and Vocational College on Friday
YOUTH AGENDA: The Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Joseph Mucheru at Mabera Technical and Vocational College on Friday
Image: MANUEL ODENY,

Kenyan youths have been urged to take an active role in the August 9 general elections by registering as voters.

The Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Joseph Mucheru said.

“Youths should take advantage of their numbers to drive change in the country, and the first step is by registering as voters followed by taking an active part in elections,” Mucheru said.

He said by taking part in policy formulation the youths will easily ensure there is peace in the country.

Mucheru said government has created different avenues to ensure young people access development loans.

He was speaking on Friday at Mabera Technical and Vocational College in Kuria West constituency during the second national student convention on peace and election organised by the Students’ Peace Association of Kenya (UCSPAK).

His sentiments were echoed by United Nations resident coordinator Stephen Jackson who said fake news and social media have been the greatest test for peaceful elections.

He said that the UN will walk with the country to promote peaceful elections.

The leaders were flanked by Suna East MP Junet Mohamed, Kuria West MP Mathias Robi, Prof Chacha Nyaigoti, the chairman of the Kenya Commission for University Education (CUE), and Migori county commissioner Meru Mwangi amongst other leaders.