Youth engage in social media for unity and peace building

Youth in Kisii have united on a social media platform to enhance economic growth by fighting political differences in the area.

Under Kisii county hot seat whatsap group, the young people vowed to desist from irresponsible use of the social media this year.

The Chairman cum the social media administrator, Zack Oanda distanced the group from being misused by selfish politicians, saying it was meant to benefit them economically.

He said the group members were drawn from the nine constituencies in the county, adding the platform had impacted positively in their lives as attested through feedback received.

A member of the group, Nelson Okenye said by interacting on education matters, the members, most who were unemployed university and middle level colleges graduates were able to access job opportunities among other benefits.

The youth said they were aware of the law on the social media and the consequences of violating it.

The group’s patron, Steve Arika commended members for their initiative to be self-employed and petitioned the government to assist instead of waiting to prosecute them when they indulge in crime, urging politicians who lost in the last general election to accept and move on.

Source: Kenya News Agency