National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) has embarked on empowering the youth from Lower Eastern by training them on leadership skills and how to be relevant as the 2022 general election approaches.
The youth were drawn from Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, and Kajiado counties and were converged at the Kitui Multipurpose hall for a two-day seminar themed ‘Vijana Twaweza’.
Speaking at the event Nzembi Nzioka the NCCK youth coordinator urged the youth to remain focused and vigilant since they are the future of society.
“We met the youths to strategize and reflect on the status of the youth and the future, the conference was guided by the theme ‘awesome youth for an awesome society’ drawn from 1st Timothy 4:12 which says that; Let no man despise your youth but be an example of the faithful in word, in conversation, in charity, in faith, and in chastity,” Nzembi stated.
Nzembi also reiterated that the youth should be at the forefront of participating fully in the leadership positions since they can provide leadership and solutions to the society and thus youth leadership should be embraced.
“We urge the leaders both political and religious to embrace the youth and give them the support they require to provide solutions to the social, political, and economic problems in our society. The youth are not the problem to be solved, we are the solution and as youths, we should take positions and set standards thus we should be ready to overcome the obstacles in life for us to prosper.” Evangelist Joel Kulu the youth representative Eastern region said.
He encouraged the youth that they are the warriors that society is depending on to overcome poverty and despondency and thus they should be courageous to fight for leadership positions in the church, political arena, and the society at large.