Youth in Mombasa have been challenged to fully participate in the ongoing Building Bridges Initiative debate.
FOKAS, a nationwide youth organization says the BBI debate is very critical for the country’s direction and youth should not be left behind.
Addressing a youth forum in Mombasa on Friday, FOKAS Mombasa county chapter Chair Mohammed Hussein said it is time for youth to raise their concerns over the issue.
He said some of the youth have already raised their concerns over discrimination in the whole BBI debate.
“We should deliberate on the BBI as youth, the direction this country is taking will directly affect us,” noted Mr. Hussein famously known as Amadoh.
He said there is need for youth involvement in the BBI debate.
“our main FOKAS agenda is to ensure fully involvement of youth in various aspects of national importance and BBI debate has turned out to be one of them,” he added.
The organisation is already traversing the country to recruit and encourage the youth to raise their voices and concerns over issues of national importance.
His sentiments come as ODM leader Raila Odinga and Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi vowed to mobilise support for BBI in Friday’s Nyanza consultative forum.
The BBI agenda has however seen a divided nation with Deputy President William Ruto allies saying BBI is meant for 2022 political realignments and has nothing to do with national unity.