Kenyatta to Youth: Reject Destructive Ideologies

Kenyatta urged youth to embrace patriotism for Kenya's transformation

Thirteen former members of the M23 rebels opted for voluntarily repatriation to their home in DR Congo after the visit of Congolese deputy defense minister, sales advice René Sibu Matubuka on Thursday this week.

The group is part of the 150 who have been granted amnesty among others camped in Ngoma District.

They decided to return after Matubuka assured them of their security back home, viagra sale Rwanda officials said Friday evening.

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The exercise was witnessed by officials from the office of the DRC government, delegates of UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and officials from the Government of Rwanda.

Both governments signed a joint communique to confirm the official repatriation of the thirteen former members of M23.

On the behalf of the Government of Rwanda, the statement was signed by Col Rutabana, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defense, and Deputy Minister of Defense, ex-combatants and social reintegration, Rene Matabuka Sebu, for the Congolese side.

Both governments also vowed to “join their hands to continue to facilitate voluntary repatriation of the remaining former M23 members.”

M23 rebels were defeated by a joint force of South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania and DRC in 2013. Some fled to Rwanda and others Uganda.

Most rebels have opted to stay in Rwanda and Congo as refugees, saying they fear for their lives in DRC.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the youth to reject the ideology of those who are out to bring division and hatred in the country.

Instead, viagra 100mg the President asked young people to take advantage of the opportunities the government has made available to them.

He said the Government has started programmes that will enable youth grow and mature into useful citizens.

The Head of State urged the youth to embrace unity, more about integrity, patriotism and passion in all their undertakings.

President Kenyatta spoke Friday during the pass-out parade for 10,736 recruits at the National Youth Service College in Gilgil, Nakuru County.

He also challenged youth, who are growing up in a fast-changing world, to rise and take charge of their destiny and that of the nation.

“Kenya will become truly great when its young people exemplify our best attributes: Perseverance, loyalty, selflessness, unity and solidarity,” the President said.

He called on the younger generation to focus on the opportunities given to them. “No one should be barred from their chance at progress for any reason.  No one is too poor, too disabled, too young or too marginalized to be a Kenyan,” he said.

The President told youth to reach out to their MCAs, MPs, Governors and every relevant department in government to ensure that they get all the help they needed.

President Kenyatta affirmed Government’s commitment to empowering the youth with skills and knowledge that enable them participate in transformative economic activities.

“We want to change our challenge from looking for applicants into catering for all the applicants.  This is your country and these are your opportunities.  Use them wisely and make your mark,” he added.

Describing youth as a major pillar of national transformation, President Kenyatta said his Government facilitates the potential in young people to change the country.

Devolution CS Anne Waiguru told youth to be the change agents in the younger generation. In attendance was China’s Ambassador to Kenya Liu Zianfa.


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