By MN Reporter
Named after the famous anti-apartheid hero, 27 years old Chris Hani Kwenya is the nominated MCA in Migori assembly representing youths.
Kwenya hails from North Kanyamkago ward in Uriri constituency and started his education at Father Kephers Primary School Asumbi before he joined Rapogi High School 2012 where he was the captain.
In 2014-2018 he joined Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for an Economics and Statistics degree and become the Secretary-General in 2016-17.
“After high school I was an untrained Mathematics and Physics teacher at St Benedict Secondary and was running a kinyozi in Anding’o center,” he told Migori News in a recent interview.
He said since he was engaged in pushing through youth agenda both locally and nationally, he was involved in Youth Leadership and Advocacy Kenya which saw him vie for the North Kanyamkago MCA seat in last polls.
“After the ODM primaries I dropped my bid, I was poised to make an impact at the polls because locally I had empowered ten youth groups and worked on social projects in the ward,” he said.
Kwenya said he helped the 10 youth groups to registered CBOs and helped kick start community based projects in poultry through the Anding’o Youth Group.
“I offered our home to start off with 500 birds before we rolled the project across other groups, this saw locals push me to politics,” he said.
He said youths in politics face “bullying, have to defend their marital status and why they don’t have homes among voters.”
“Despite this I was the first runners up in nominations and being a party loyalist, I sought and was given the youth nominations,” he said.
He said he will use his position to unite all youths in the cosmopolitan county and “advocate for our ideas. We want the county government to hear voices of youths especially in employment and development.”
He said his passion for agribusiness and environment will be key in driving his agenda in the assembly.