Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known by his stage name Bobi Wine will lead a delegation of young Ugandan Members of Parliament to Kenya this Moi Day, Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 for a five day official visit.
Moi day is a public holiday in Kenya which is celebrated in honour of former Kenya president Daniel Arap Moi every 10th of October.
Bobi Wine was invited by Secretary General of the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association due to his dedication to inspiring young people in Africa.
‘‘During Bobi Wine’s stay in Kenya, we will collectively engage with various stakeholders to advance youth agenda with Africa democracy. The purpose of the visit is to initiate, development of linkage between like minded youth leaders across the continent with the view of improving youth participation in democracy’’ Hon. Babu Owino, member of parliament Embakasi East told journalists on Wednesday.
Owino added that they will engage several universities, civil society groups and leaders during the five days packed activities.
“Over the five day visit, we will engage university community, civil society organizations, Young grass root leaders among others.
The current political sands in Africa are steadily shifting towards the youth. In South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe, young Opposition politicians are rising to challenge the status quo.
Africa has the youngest population in the world, with a median age of 19.5. But the continent has the world’s oldest leaders, with an average age of 62. Incumbents are clinging on well past their sell-by date,” Owino stated.
The youth across the continent are rising up. Julius Sello Malema of South Africa under the Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF) against the African National Congress (ANC); and Nelson Chamisa, acting president of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) against Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF).