Western Kenya youthful politicians eject Malala from leadership
Youthful politicians from the Western Region have ejected Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala from their leadership, and replaced him with Saboti Member of Parliament (MP) Caleb Amisi.
Through their umbrella body, Magharibi Youth Movement, the politicians from the western region made the decision of replacing Senator Malala with Amisi whom they mandated to put strategies for rejuvenating the regions socio-economic growth.
The movement pulled delegates from the five counties of western region; Trans Nzoia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Busia and Vihiga.
MP Amisi said the region had for long suffered economic marginalization despite being a key pillar during the General Election owing to its numerical strength.
"We want to change the narrative so that this region will no longer be a center of political brokerage during elections. We must be part and be parcel of the Government of the day," said Amisi.
Nominated senator Mercy Chebeni said there is a need for the region to address issues that have been derailing the growth among its communities.
"The solution lies in addressing the roadblocks that have derailing economic growth among communities residing in this region," said Ms Chebeni.
The leaders also rooted for the youths in the region to have their input on the soon to be released Building Bridges initiative BBI to have legal backing.
Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi stressed the need for the youths to agitate for political leadership and to be part of the policy makers.
"For us to find a long-term solution, we must have the youths who are the next generation to be on the table of policy formulation," said Mr. Osotsi.