, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has challenged young people to reject being misused by politicians to further their own agenda and instead pursue what is for their best interests and national benefit.
Mr Musyoka particularly urged the youth who comprise over 60 percent of the country’s population to be at the forefront in promoting national healing and reconciliation following the 2007 post election violence.
“It is time for the youth to be encouraged to participate fully in deciding the destiny of Africa, we need to give them inspirational leadership and not confusion,” he said.
The Vice President made the remarks on Wednesday night when he officially opened a five-day International Youth Fellowship 2009 at Mohanam Good News Mission, Kasarani, Nairobi.
The conference brings together youth from a cross the world for a religious experience and cultural exchange.
Mr Musyoka noted that there is need for young persons across the world to interact and learn more about each other, noting that the world had become a global village.
He called on the youth not to shy away from taking leadership challenges and instead pursue their calling and aspiration in life.
“We have able youth who are currently holding high positions of responsibility both in private and public sector. Be courageous and also try to develop your skills and abilities and pursue your calling,” VP challenged.
Mr Musyoka noted that the youth have been at the forefront in ICT revolution that has transformed the world and should be supported in order for them to utilise their energies positively.