ODM leader Raila Odinga should prove his remarks that he supports youth leadership by dropping off the presidential race and supporting a younger person, Thirdway Alliance Chairman Miruru Waweru says.
Raila has been of the idea that the youth are the backbone of the country and on Monday said that he will give them an upward of four ministries should he clinch the presidency in next year's polls.
But Waweru says that it would be better if the former Premier wholly dropped off the contest and endorsed a youth for the presidency and then help them run the government from the periphery.
He says that this way, the youth can be sure that their interests will indeed be protected as one of them will be in charge of running the country.
"This sounds good, but why can't you say TOSHA and BACK one of the youth to run for President. YOU CAN NEGOTIATE to HELP him or her RUN the YOUTH MINISTRY. That will be a WIN WIN arrangement," he says in a tweet.
Raila has also given other promises to the youth, including a Sh6,000 monthly stipend for the jobless. On Tuesday, he met young people from the Mt Kenya region, where he further dangled the carrot.
He is up against a number of several other political bigwigs, among them Deputy President William Ruto and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, with KANU leader Gideon Moi also expected to participate.
It is not clear yet if Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot will be taking another shot at the seat.
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