Do what Gen Zs want, not dialogue - Governor Kahiga to Ruto

Kahiga says President does not need a Multi-Sectoral Forum to address the issues raised by Gen Zs

In Summary
  • This follows the constitution of the National Multi-Sectoral Forum to address their issues.
  • Governor Kahiga said that if the Gen Zs have requested the cabinet to be dissolved, the President should listen to them.
Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga at a past event
Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga at a past event
Image: DPPS

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga has asked President William Ruto to listen to the young generation and take action on the demands they raised during the anti-government protests.

Kahiga said the President does not need to form a Multi-Sectoral Forum to address the issues raised by the Gen Zs.

The governor added that it is a defining moment for the President to earn Kenya's trust and do his best by addressing the issues raised by the youths.

"The Gen Zs have made demands, you engaged them and they told you what they wanted, none of their demands was for you to put up 150 teams to negotiate. They have told you what they want and what not to," he said.

Governor Kahiga said that if the Gen Zs have requested the cabinet to be dissolved, the President should listen to them.

"If they say you sack the cabinet, do it because there are 50 million Kenyans who can fit in those offices but if you continue with that kind of talk and kind of moving away from reality, it will hit us hard and as a country, we will lose it all," he said.

The governor alleged that some of Ruto's advisers are misleading him from doing the right thing. Kahiga said that the President's promises can't be achieved in such kind an atmosphere.

"Bring in your advisers and ask yourself if the country is moving in the right direction, if you are convinced it is moving in the right direction, let's move on the way you are moving but if you are convinced there is a reason to change I humbly request you as a man of God to relook at the way this country is going, refocus," he added.

The country had for the past few weeks been plunged into political turmoil after Kenyans took to the streets to protest against the anti-Finance Bill protests.

The demonstrations left protesters dead, some sustaining serious injuries and properties destroyed.

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