Oburu Odinga’s son Jaoko is amongst those who have been appointed to lead the youths in popularizing the Building Bridges Initiative.
Christened “Young Turks Handshake Alliance,” the group is led by Jaoko Oburu and the Education Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Mr. Zack Kinuthia. The two said that they will officially initiate their BBI initiative in Central region.
After traversing Central, they will proceed to other regions of the country starting with Coast counties, Eastern Counties and North Eastern areas. Mr. Kinuthia urged leaders from Mount Kenya region not to mislead the public on the BBI report since it has several benefits for the people. “For instance Mt. Kenya region alone is set to get 18 more constituencies which translate to an injection of 1.8 billion in funds allocation.” He said.
On his side, Jaoko Oburu stated that the youths should support BBI since it comes with a lot of hopes for the young people. Jaoko stated that the main aim of the document is to economically empower the youths who have been disadvantaged.
Another group under the leadership of the Nyamira nominated MCA Ms Renee Mayaka praised the recommendation of the BBI seeking to allocate ward funds. She said that the 5 percent allocation will transform the lives of the people at the ward level.
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However, Ms Mayaka expressed her reservation on the suggestion to have a degree as a minimum requirement for those seeking to vie for MCA and MPS. According to her, that proposal ought to be shelved temporarily to avoid frustrating those with leadership skills but without papers.