Youthful political aspirants from Nyanza region have formed a digital platform to champion for their space in the forthcoming election.
The platform, christened ‘Kiongozi’ is aimed at empowering young leaders who seek to clinch various elective posts in the forthcoming elections.
The youths, led by Phillip Pande who is eying Kisumu Senatorial seat, and Ester Raila vying for Migosi Ward Member of County Assembly set the pace terming the movement as a young people’s innovation that seeks to empower emerging leaders in the community.
The platform, which provides for free voluntary membership registration, already has 58 profiles and aspires to recruit up to 10,000 youths who are seeking various elective positions in the August elections.
During the launch of the platform in Kisumu on Thursday, the leaders termed the movement as a platform which will bring the youth together despite their different political affiliations as they aim to represent the 75 per cent youth population.
“We are not fighting to have positions but representation,’’ said Valentine Anyango who also aspires to be the next Woman Representative for Kisumu County.
The youths will use the platform to coordinate the campaigns for the aspirants as they are able to outline their manifestos, interests and create events pertaining the 2022 August polls.
They will also use the platform to mobilize resources for campaigns, and escalate their interactions with the electorates.
The program is set to be extended to other parts of the country.