President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenyan youth to stop shying away from pertinent national issues saying the time had come for them to take charge of the affairs of the nation.
The President observed that despite the youth making over 70 per cent of the country’s population, their presence has not been felt in key spheres of the country including leadership.
“Kenya has its owners and that is each one of the 50 million of us. For a long time majority of the shareholders have not taken responsibility,” the President said in reference to Kenya’s youth bulge.
The Head of State spoke Monday at the Bomas of Kenya on Nairobi County when he officially inaugurated a national youth dialogue initiative dubbed, ‘Kenya ni Mimi’.
The President said the youth need to make their large count by offering themselves for national leadership positions.
“But as owners, we also have a responsibility for this property that we own so that we can drive Kenya to its rightful destination. It is time to take up responsibility. Leadership is not given but it is taken and grabbed and move with it”, the President said.
He said young people cannot make any difference as long as they continue shying away from taking bold steps aimed at transforming not only their lives but the country at large.
“You must be in the arena and not outside the arena. You must tell the narrative of our country if you decide that you want to take charge of our future. You have a great opportunity and you must take ownership,” the President said…