Sunday, January 20, 2013

Unveiling A Social Movement for Young Kenyan Patriots



The National Youth Summit is an initiative aiming to create a buzz in the youth movement in Kenya for patriotism of a country in transition to support young Kenyans in the areas of , 

  1. entrepreneurship as a catalyst for livelihoods and national development, 
  2. peace building as a core principle for sustainable and peaceful co-existence and 
  3. leadership as a practice for democratizing governance in the country.


On January 31st and February 1st 2013 there will be a national youth summit that will bring together over 2000 young accountable leaders to put their voices on a national platform for a country headed towards the general elections. At the end of the summit, a national youth leadership and peace pledge will be adopted and circulated to all aspiring political leaders to uphold peace and support youth development in their local communities. The summit will also be a platform for how youth should be more involved in the decision making processes of the state.


SOCIAL MEDIA will play a key role in raising awareness about the youth summit and the social movement after the summit to the rest of the country's youth. This will be integrated  with a digital media portal that will be an engine for both traditional and non traditional modes of communication engaging as many young people as possible in this movement, and ensuring that young voices are heard in our effort to give youth a bigger voice in matters that affect Kenya as a society.


We would like to invite you to help promote this important cause by actively engaging in the patriotic call to action for Kenyans via social media both in the lead up to, during and after the general elections.


Facebook: National Youth Summit Kenya - this is where the summit updates will be channeled on Facebook.

'like' our page and post your opinions on there in relation to youth engagement in the overall call to action for young Kenyans to take leadership of the destiny of their country. You can upload photos and or videos on the kind of initiative you are carrying out in making Kenya a better place.

Update your Facebook status. eg:


"Youth Summit is creating a platform for Kenyan youth to take charge of peace building and leadership through community action cells. Let's Get Involved!



1. follow us through Youth Summit's Twitter handle @YouthSummitKe

2. post Twitter updates about the leadership and peace pledge with the hashtags #NationalYouthSummit and #SambazaAmani

 - post or retweet interesting and inspiring facts about youth,


TEXT/SMS The social movement will also harness the use of text messaging services to reach to the majority who do not have access to the internet. A short code 8848 is used to register members who want to be part oft he movement by sending Name, County and Constituency to 8848 upon which you are given an opportunity to introduce10 more friends which gives you the leadership role to wakilisha your local area. The short code will henceforth provide critical alerts on matters affecting youth in Kenya. 

Stay connected for further ways to participate online in the various call to action on Peace, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. This process is a long term campaign to engage, inspire, challenge and support the youth to take charge. Get involved through our digital media platform to be launched on Tuesday this week.


Emmanuel Dennis


Dictatorship in our Political System,the cause for Apathy

I once heard that American is the most apathetical society on earth. I couldn't agree more. But in this case, I don't want to dwell on the US of A. My focus is on the madness we have been witnessing in Kenya for the last three days or so.

For once, I have been watching closely the tactics being applied by the various political opponents as we head towards the next general election. The levelheadedness of the people, the welcoming crowds, the political rallies that have gone on without any ugly incidences have been a statement that Kenya is maturing slowly into the good books where countries like Ghana are today.

Though one thing we have not dealt with is how to compel the various political camps to understand that this is healthy competition which will see outright winners and losers. That at the end of the day, we all remain as one country,one people,working for the good of abetter country.

We have instead turned political ambitions to be the natural choice of life careers. Politics has become the ultimate ambition of many people. Lives have been lost, careers crushed and families broken. These are the wrong tenets from which a democracy is to thrive.

The issue of political dynasties has been creating silent disquiet within political circles. We are witnessing two historically Kenya's biggest rival families squaring it out for the country's leadership. Question begs, is our politics based on history of this two families, or should a country begin to shop elsewhere for political leadership? As the two families jostle for control of power, are they having the interests of the people or are they just not bothered at the consequences of a divided society? 

It is time to begin to ask ourselves the difficult questions as we shape the destiny of our country. I will state here categorically that we as a country, MUST begin to envision a kenya without the Kenyatta'ism, The Moi'sm, and the Odinga'ism. The people must realise today that the big families that have continued to control the politics of Kenya can not DICTATE their wishes on the people.

The just controversial party nominations are the causes of voter apathy in the country. When the people fail to turn up to vote for the fear of violence,the leaders especially in political parties need to figure out how to fix the mess that the country is witnessing. You want to be our next leader, fix leadership in your party first. Kenya we deserve better. The dictatorship in parties is surely a sign of the old order. Tolerance is what we seek as a country. The political class has kept on messing the gains that we have as a country. Begs the question if politics is the only solution to our problems. To me, politics is number one cause of divisions in the country. 

Between CORD and JUBILEE the difference is the same. They are institutions that are founded on weak foundations. They cannot withstand the force of democracy. Slowly the people ofKenya have realised that they are more powerful than the most powerful politicians. ComeMarch 4th, the people will speak in the most powerful voice, the voters card. 

As we head to the next general election Please vote with your head.Let us elect leaders who are capable of taking our country to the next level of a middle income economy. Do not elect people who are interested in entrenching their personal family agenda's in the political software and hardware of country.

Emmanuel Dennis.


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Launch of the Digital Media Platform for the National Youth Summit


31st January – 1st February 2013

Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi






Issued in Nairobi on Monday, 21st January 2013 at 9.00a.m





Tomorrow Tuesday, 22nd January 2013, the Digital Media Platform for the National Youth Summit will officially be launched by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Information and Communications, Dr. Bitange Ndemo at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) at 6.00 p.m.


This multi-media platform is a web portal where young people will be able to register for the National Youth Summit to be held at the KICC on 31st January and 1st February 2013. The platform has an SMS enabled function and is linked to social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter.


The media platform is therefore a place where the youth will access and share information on peace-building, entrepreneurship, leadership and governance during and beyond the summit. Young people in Kenya and in the Diaspora will all have an opportunity to send peace pledges through live streaming.


Over 2000 young accountable leaders from all the 47 counties will assemble for the two day event. The summit is part of an extensive process that supports dialogue on how the youth can be the drivers of peaceful co-existence and accountable government as a critical foundation for a prosperous Kenya.


At the launch, several celebrities including Octopizzo, Wahu, Anto NeoSoul and Eko Dydda are expected to endorse the platform and register for the summit.


Venue: KICC – Caucus Room 109/110

Date and Time:  Tuesday, 22nd January 2013, from 6.00p.m to 9.00p.m.


You and your media organization are invited to attend this event and provide us coverage.  For more information, please contact one of the undersigned.


Ruth Chitwa [0720 310 612 or]

Brazille Musumba [0722 617 995 or]


 "Taifa Langu, Jukumu Langu"

"My Country, My Responsibility"


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

National Youth Summit to inspire leadership

Coming up on 31st January and 1st February, The National Youth Summit will be a platform for young accountable leaders to inspire patriotism, take responsibility for their country, promote peace and support youth development through entrepreneurship.

2000 youth leaders will gather at the Kenyatta International Conference Center for a two day power packed and inspiring meeting. This is a call to action for all young people in Kenya to rise up and stand in the gap for a country they love most

There will be 10 Hosted Workshops, and 10 Plenary sessions. There will be music, dance, and inspirational moments. Some very high ranking government officials have been invited as well as leaders from business, civil society, the youth movement and international organizations.

At the end of the Summit, we shall launch a peace and development caravan dubbed "Mwendo Wa Uzalendo" this peace campaign will go on for a whole month where the youth will be called upon to pledge and uphold peace as the country heads to the general elections.

We shall also launch a Multi Media Digital Platform where the youth from all the 47 counties will meet, interact, connect, inspire each other and down load tools that will support their local initiatives be it entrepreneurship, leadership, peace building and any form of empowerment.

You want to stand up and be counted for your country?

This is the platform for you.
log onto and be the first the take a leap into making Kenya peaceful and prosperous.