By Shadrack Nyakoe
Vibrant City Politician Cidi Otieno who doubles up as the president of Civil Societies in Kenya has called for Kenyans to embrace peace during campaigns, in elections, and after.
He was speaking during a national beauty contest dubbed Mr. and Miss Tranquility Kenya that attracted over a thousand youths and fifty participants in various categories.
Cidi Otieno said there is life beyond politics and that politicians should focus on building integration and cohesion in the electioneering period.
Cidi who is contesting for Westlands parliamentary seat on an independent ticket urged Nairobians and Kenyans at large not to vote for leaders with a questionable track record.
“The biggest percentage of Kenyan population comprises of young people, 35 years and below most politicians have the tendency of taking advantage of that fact that the youths are jobless and vulnerable. Giving them some handouts and drugs to cause commotion in campaigns is what I will term as below-the-belt acts,” he said.
Otieno aims at transforming Westlands into a better place to invest and reside by creating employment and intensifying security.
Cidi lauded the Wezesha Youth Initiative for organizing the event to preach peace and build talents.
“This event is timely now that the country is headed to the General Elections, it’s prudent to ensure the youth are sensitized not to cause mayhem before, during, and after the elections,” he said.