opinionBy John-Allan NamuFresh-faced doesn't even begin to describe Simon Muturi. He's a 24-year-old small businessman from Nyeri County, the heartland of incumbent Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. He's also the nominated candidate for his ward, under Kenyatta's Jubilee Party. Simon, or "roho-safi" (clean-hearted) as his supporters like to call him, is not your typical candidate. He is young, has no political connections or clout to shake a stick at, and he campaigns on a bicycle.
On 10th June this year, Alika celebrated her seventh birthday in the company of friends and family. Her thin lips curled into a crooked smile that slumps ever so slightly on the right side of her face. After cake and presents, she played with her two best friends, the daughters of her legal guardians, Mr. and Mrs. Mehta*. Were it not for the eldest of the two siblings, Soni*, Alika may very well not be alive today. Mr. Mehta, Alika’s current legal guardian, seems to think so.
Feeling neglected, young Kenyans are losing interest in national politics. So where will the their political energy go? Fresh-faced doesn't even begin to describe Simon Muturi. He's a 24-year-old small businessman from Nyeri County, the heartland of incumbent Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. He's also the nominated candidate for his ward, under Kenyatta's Jubilee Party. Simon, or "roho-safi" (clean-hearted) as his supporters like to call him, is not your typical candidate.
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