30-year-old, John Waweru is disappointed with the state of affairs in Kenya and has vowed not to vote in next year’s general election.
In 2017, Waweru, who hails from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard of Kiambu, woke up before sunrise to cast his ballot for the ruling Jubilee party, whose manifesto resonated with millions of youth across the country.
Two major promises [that the] Jubilee party made to the youth [were creation of] 1.5 million jobs every year and […] double-digit economic growth. Since 2017, the two have remained a pipe dream.
“I was on the queue [from] as early as 6am. However, looking back, I regret [wasting] my […] time,” says the father of two children, who lost his job as a waiter in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, early last year.
According to Waweru, politicians make numerous promises to the youth every election year, but forget about them once elected, only to come
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