Kenya: Nairobi Youth Rally Behind Igathe in City Hall Race

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Nairobi — Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Nairobi Governor Candidate Polycarp Igathe has received a major boost in his quest to become the next Governor of Nairobi County after a section of youth leaders endorsed his bid.

The youth leaders said their decision was informed after a lot of soul-searching, research on candidates, and sifting through manifestos of various gubernatorial candidates.

Ultimately, they found Igathe to be best and most suited to suit the interests of the youth in Nairobi.

Social activist Absalom Odhiambo Onyango and the man behind viral videos that support the ODM leader Raila Odinga said as the youth they have met and unanimously agreed to support Igathe.

“Voting for Igathe will ensure that our Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga when elected to State House has a reliable foot soldier on the ground as Governor whom they can work together in restoring Nairobi’s lost glory and bring sanity in the city,” said the youth leader who is also known as Matakweyi who is vying to be the Korogocho ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) on an ODM ticket.

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Embakasi Youth Leader James Masese said they have settled on Igathe as he has stood out to be a symbol of unity in Nairobi which has people from different tribal, social, and religious backgrounds.

“The main reasons as to why we have settled on Polycarp it’s because he has involved the youths beyond tribal lines in his campaigns and he is the only aspirant who has visited different areas in the city asking people what they want to be done to them while the candidates, his opponents are full of themselves moving around telling us what they want to do to us which mostly doesn’t even resonate with us, they are out of touch with the reality at the grassroots, yet they pretend to be agents of youth empowerment,” said Masese.