Kenya’s 2022 elections are happening in August, and honestly, most young Kenyans are not excited about voting. There’s a looming sense of uncertainty as to how the elections will go. Initiatives like Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and Mkenya Daima want to help change this by reminding you: “Mimi ni Mkenya Daima. Nitatenda Wajibu Wangu.”
Multi-stakeholders, which include the private sector, the religious sector, the civil society, the media, the diplomatic community, the public sector (both at the national and county level) and organized sector groups including women and youth last week announced the kick-off of the Mkenya Daima electoral sensitization initiative, ahead of the general elections slated for August 9th, 2022.
The Mkenya Daima Initiative is a non-partisan multi-stakeholder platform whose primary purpose is to inspire Kenyans towards peaceful elections and prosperity thereafter. Building on the interventions and lessons learned in the previous phases, which took place in 2012 and 2017.
Mkenya Daima believes that voting is an all-important and empowering democratic process that enables one to exercise their right to elect leaders who will determine the country’s socio-economic future and growth through delegated power on the ballot.
Those in attendance heard positive speeches from Vimal Shah, https://kepsa.or.ke/mkenya-daima/Mkenya Daima Steering Committee Chairman, Carole Kariuki, KEPSA Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Juma from Global Peace, Dr. David Oginde from the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, Duncan Mochama from the Africa Youth Leadership Forum, Suba Churchill from the Civil Society Reference Group and Flora Mutahi, KEPSA Chairperson.
They also unveiled and signed a peace treaty that everyone was and will be invited to sign in the coming months.
You can go to https://kepsa.or.ke/mkenya-daima/ and see how you can play a role in the upcoming elections.