Veteran radio presenter Felix Odiwuor (Jalang’o) and award-winning gospel artist Roy Smith Mwatia (Ruftone) agree that age difference in public office affects representation.
Kenyan celebrites who are seeking elective seats in 2022 now believe that they are the solution to the country’s problems since they can work jointly with the electorate.
In their statement, the two say that an ‘old’ and established leader is difficult to consult since they have acquired status which tends to place them on a higher caliber over their electors, making it hard for consultations.
The two leaders attribute social class and financial background as the cause of the huge margin which tends to be misinterpreted by a civilian who sees their leaders as powerful and unapproachable.
“You have to elect young people who you can tell; Jalas, wewe tulikutuma huko but you have not done anything. You have not lived to your manifesto,” Jalang’o said while in an interview with NTV on Tuesday night.
“Elect people who you can tell, people who you can reach; people who are accessible. You can reach me.
“We have very many mummified politicians, zombified politicians who are lying to people and there are no results,’ Rufftone stated.
“You are looking at young aspirants here, you have got to replace. That is the only way you will get this power. And as I have said, I am very accessible and many young leaders are accessible.”
Rufftone is eyeing the Nairobi Senatorial seat come August this year.