UDA MP Explains Why William Ruto Must Engage Gen Z over Finance Bill 2024

uda mp explains why william ruto must engage gen z over finance bill 2024

UDA MP Explains Why William Ruto Must Engage Gen Z over Finance Bill 2024

Amos Khaemba, a journalist at TUKO.co.ke, brings over three years of experience covering politics and current affairs in Kenya.

Nairobi - Kitui East Member of Parliament, Nimrod Mbai, has called on President William Ruto to schedule an urgent meeting with Generation Z (Gen Z) to address their concerns and demands.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Mbai emphasised that Gen Z's recent activities reflect the true face of Kenya.

"This community has no tribe, no political party, no political leader, and no formal mobilization, but they have come together to champion a common agenda," Mbai stated.

Mbai, a second-term UDA MP, emphasised that Gen Z deserves a seat at the decision-making table, warning that they will overturn the table if ignored.

He acknowledged that there will be challenges ahead but stressed that ignoring their demands will lead to more unrest and instability.

"It is better for us to engage with them now before things escalate further. Gen Z deserves a seat at the decision-making table. Otherwise, they will overturn the table," said Hon. Mbai.

Mbai commended Gen Z's passion, creativity, and determination, noting that their demonstrations surprised the country.

He emphasised that the youth of Kenya are not just leaders of tomorrow, but leaders of today.

"I have watched with great interest as Gen Z has taken to the streets, using social media and word-of-mouth to mobilize and demand change," Mbai said. "Their cries for justice, equality, and an end to corruption are loud and clear. It is no longer business as usual."

Mbai's call comes as Gen Z's protests gain momentum across the country.

The movement has been marked by scenes of youthful energy and passion, with demonstrators using creative tactics to get their message across.

The protests were triggered by the contentious Finance Bill for the financial year 2024/2025. Political pundits say that the Finance Bill can only be a "trigger" for an underlying problem.

Mbai called on other political leaders, from MPs to senators to Governors, to embrace young people in their governance.

"I may have differed with them on my ideology, but any serious politician or government should embrace these young people," he said.

He also shared an incident where a son of an OCPD was shot with a rubber bullet while leading a demonstration against his father's instructions.

A fellow MP's daughter was also reportedly present on the frontline despite calls going unanswered.

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