The University of Nairobi students and the young people in general have been challenged to rise up and show leadership.
Speaking during the World Youth Alliance event that was organized in conjunction with student group YALDA at the University of Nairobi, Commission for Administrative Justice, CAJ, commonly referred to us the Ombudsman, Lawyer, Otiende Amolo urged the young people to be abreast with the constitution and be aware of their rights.
The theme of the one day conference was: Empowering the Youth in Civil Rights , Education and Leadership.
“All the leaders you see in politics, started their political journey as civil rights activists, as the young people, you need to wake up and join the civil rights movement. You need to wake up and show leadership”, said Mr. Amollo.
Mr. Amolo pointed out the various sections of the constitution that favours the youth. Key among them being the bill of rights, freedom of political association , the right to vie for the presidency, the dual citizenship, youth representation at national and county levels among others. The current government have as well reserved 30% worth of tenders to the Youth.
The youth were encouraged as well to report complaints to the Office of the Ombudsman. Complaints can be reported anonymously to avoid victimization.
Speaker after speaker urged the youth to avoid corruption, impunity, tribalism and several ills that have bedevilled our society. The students were as well encouraged to use the social media positively and stay away from political conflicts.