Businesswoman Agness Kagure praises youth over protest efforts

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Businesswoman Agness Kagure praises youth over protest efforts

Nairobi businesswoman Agnes Kagure has praised Kenyan youths for their demand for accountability from government officials.

Kagure, who ran for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in 2022, emphasized that accountability in government institutions strengthens democracy.

Additionally, she urged all citizens to contribute to building the country with accountability in mind.

In a statement on Tuesday, July 9, Kagure expressed her admiration for the youth’s efforts in promoting accountability among those in government positions.

Nairobi businesswoman Agnes Kagure has praised Kenyan youths for their demand for accountability from government officials. Photo: Agness Kagure/ Facebook.
Nairobi businesswoman Agnes Kagure has praised Kenyan youths for their demand for accountability from government officials. Photo: Agness Kagure/ Facebook.

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Agness Kagure shares statement

Through her X handle, she stated, “I’m impressed by the new wave of accountability that our youth have made those in government embrace.”

Furthermore went on ahead to emphasize that “accountability strengthens democracy, and we must all play our part in building our country and strengthening our democracy.”

In a hearty ending, she applauded the efforts of the youth with an encouraging word to keep pushing on, concluding “Tuendelee vivyo hivyo.”

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Gen Z protests 

Meanwhile, Kenyan Gen Z protesters continue to push for a better life amid economic challenges exacerbated by high taxes and levies imposed by President William Ruto’s administration.

The youth’s growing discontent over economic hardships and perceived governmental shortcomings has led them to make new demands to President Ruto.

One of the said demands was the reconstitution of the IEBC in a push to recall MPs that voted in favor of the Finance Bill 2024.

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President William Ruto on Tuesday, July 9 signed into law the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Amendment Bill, 2024 to constitute the IEBC.

The Bill seeks to introduce pivotal reforms aimed at refining the operational framework of the IEBC.

The proposed amendments underscore the necessity for enhanced transparency, efficiency, and accountability within the Commission’s processes.

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