Youth need to shape Kenya’s party pol­i­tics and de­velop democ­racy

The Star (Kenya) - - Top Stories / National - RAPHAEL OBONYO Daily Na­tion

As has been the tra­di­tion since Kenya ush­ered in mul­ti­party democ­racy and ev­ery time an elec­tion ap­proaches, po­lit­i­cal re­align­ments have started tak­ing place. Youth are said to con­sti­tute about 67 per cent of the vot­ers in Kenya. This is a huge pool to tap be­cause they could tilt the vote. The lack of hope in the fu­ture is the cause of rage among the youth. There­fore, ac­tive and mean­ing­ful par­tic­i­pa­tion of cit­i­zens, es­pe­cially the youth, in pol­i­tics is crit­i­cal for the de­vel­op­ment of democ­racy. Youth should take ad­van­tage of of deep­en­ing democ­racy in par­ties to shape pol­i­tics

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