Anita Soina, an environmentalist from Kenya’s Kajiado North has declared her candidacy for the 2022 elections. The twenty-one year old shared news of this on Instagram noting that she was born and raised in this area which makes her able to understand its struggles more than anyone else could at first glance.” She went onto say being a leader will help resolve these problems if they’re not already resolved themselves because it gives you visibility within society as well as access.
“It’s here. People over profits. Everyday it hurts me to see what people go through. Born to a Maasai dad from Kajiado North, as I trace back to my roots to understand my culture and as a young leader who understands some of the challenges facing the people, I have decided to do this.”
“To me, the first step towards solving a problem is getting to that position of a problem solver. Twende bunge tupiganie haki za wapiga kura!”
Soina, who is one of Kenya’s youngest environmental activists and has been activism since she was 18 years old. She started Spice Warriors organization 3 years ago to promote conservation in her home country for people living there as well as those visiting or vacationing; this includes not only natural resources like wildlife but also human health with diseases often coming from dirty water sources that lack basic hygiene practices suchpoop-scooped cleaning up after yourself before entering any building where you will likely interact extensively (or at least should be able).
In 2020 Soine gave a speech on behalf greenwashing businesses during TED talks held earlier this year–she discussed how we can use social change methods.
Soina, who recently graduated Multimedia University with a degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communication, will be the youngest person to vie for any parliamentary seat in Kenya.