President Ruto Set to Mentor Young people to Great Leaders

By Muthoni Maina

During the unveiling of the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association Strategic Plan in Nairobi, President William Ruto emphasized the crucial role that young leaders play in shaping the present and future of Kenya.

“Young leaders influence our present and are the future. We will mound them to build progressive networks so as to make our country better,” stated the President.

Promising mentorship and support, President Ruto underscored the importance of nurturing the potential of youth leaders to drive positive change in governance and society.

Addressing a gathering of aspiring young leaders on Thursday night, President Ruto hailed the transformative power of youth leadership, describing them as “powerful, brilliant, and focused.”

He emphasized that the youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow but also crucial influencers in the present, capable of effecting meaningful change in various spheres of society.

Highlighting the government’s commitment to empowering and mentoring young leaders, President Ruto reiterated the importance of their active participation in governance.

“We are committed to mentoring Kenya’s young leadership to enhance their active participation in governance” he commented.

Encouraging them to embrace participatory leadership, he urged young leaders to enhance their roles in legislation, representation, and oversight, thereby contributing to the development and progress of the nation.

The launch of the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association Strategic Plan witnessed the presence of prominent leaders, including Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetang’ula, National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichungw’ah, Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot, and Chairman of the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association Gitonga Mukunji.

Their collective presence underscored the significance of supporting and fostering the growth of young leaders within the political landscape of Kenya.

President Ruto’s address at the launch of the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association Strategic Plan on June 13th and at the church service in Nakuru on Sunday, June 9th signified a crucial step towards nurturing and empowering the next generation of leaders in Kenya.

With a promise of mentorship and support, coupled with encouragement for active participation in governance, the event reinforces the government’s commitment to fostering inclusive leadership and driving sustainable development through youth empowerment.