Prof. Esther Mombo, one of the panelists emphasized on the place of Christians and how they can use the text of their faith to kick out exclusion and marginalization while protest against violence during elections. “Speak against social injustice as you widen the scope of how you think leadership should be,” She added while condemning the mechanism that is in place in Kenya that seems to support unworthy political candidates.
Moses Chelang’a, an advocate and editor of Platform Magazine spoke to the participants on the importance of political offices, saying that Kenyans have a huge obsession over the presidency while forgetting other important political leaders such as MCAs. He also talked of how the politics in Kenya have been ethnicized and how they have become more of an ethnic census than an election.
He concluded by challenging the students to engage in issue based politics and to be active citizens. “Don’t seat and watch. Do something in your position as a student to change this country. Take an active participation to politics,” he said.