YOUTH REPRESENTATION

Moses Kuria's party to reserve MCA tickets for aspirants below 45 years

MP insisted that he will lead by example in championing the welfare of the youth.

In Summary

• Kuria said MCA positions will be reserved for aspirants who are below the age of 45.

• The MP insisted that he will lead by example in championing the welfare of the youth. 

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria in Nyeri town on January 3, 2021.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria in Nyeri town on January 3, 2021.
Image: EUTYCAS MUCHIRI

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria’s party Chama Cha Kazi has capped the age of individuals seeking to vie for MCA seats on the ticket to those below 45 years old.

In a statement on Wednesday, Kuria said MCA positions will be reserved for aspirants who are below the age of 45.

“Bad news if you are over 45 years and seeking to vie for MCA position. Chama Cha Kazi will not nominate anyone above 45 years to vie for the MCA position. Let's walk the talk,” he said.

The MP insisted that he will lead by example in championing the welfare of the youth.

This comes even as the majority of voters in the 2022 general elections are expected to be youth.

Political leaders have promised to prioritise the affairs of the youth if they form government next year.

ODM leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday promised to appoint at least four youths into his Cabinet if elected President next year.

Raila who has escalated his 2022 presidential campaigns said his government will also reserve more appointments for the youth. 

Pitching for youth empowerment, the ODM leader insisted that he will place the young generation at the heart of his administration if Kenyans elected him to State House. 

Kuria launched the CCK after he fell out with the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP).

PEP national chairman Watson Simiyu admitted that they had fallen out with Kuria over fundamental issues but said a critical meeting had been set for later to resolve the matter.

“We had issues after the Juja and Gaturi by-elections which we are trying to sort out. We have a meeting on Monday which we have invited him to attend to try to iron out the problem,” Simiyu told the Star.

Sources said that the fallout also involved rebranding the party Kuria had argued that the CCK slogan of Kazi na Pesa would reflect the dignity of labour and the sanctity of an enterprising spirit.

His other proposal was to bar Kenyans aged above 40 years from seeking the PEP nominations for MCAs and women reps in 2022 polls.