Youth leaders condemn violent acts witnessed in political campaigns

National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, forced to drive off in Githurai after facing facing hostility from Jubilee supporters, who pelted stones and avocados at his convoy. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: A section of youth leaders from National Super alliance NASA in Nairobi, have condemned the acts of violence witnessed in the ongoing campaigns.

The youth leaders, who were having a closed meeting door with the Nairobi governor Evans Kidero over the issues of curbing security matters that have been escalated in the county,vowed to mobilize other youths to adopt security measures in their areas.

Speaking to press in Nairobi on Monday, Nairobi based Orange Democratic Movement ODM youth leader, Joseph Onyango, urged their fellow youths not to fall into politicians’ enticing traps of trying to mobilize them to distract the peace of the country.

“We youths should remain united despite our tribal lines and not drawn by any political incitement that may course mayhem to our peace.” Said Onyango.

The youth leader also has accused one of the politicians in Nairobi, linking him with the Githurai phenomenon indicating that he is involved in inciting youths, warning that they will be moving to court in case he fails to apologize to the country.

This comes as leaders from both NASA and JUBILEE face hostility from supporters from the different camps, when  campaigning in their opponent’s strong holds as recently witnessed in Kisumu,Thika and Kabarnet.