Nairobi – The Amani National Congress (ANC) party has appointed attorney Simon Kamau as its new general secretary to fill the position that has been vacant since Barrack Muluka’s resignation in August 2020.
Gikuru was named the new SG in a ceremony chaired by party leader Musalia Mudavadi on Thursday.
He said Kamau’s appointment is evidence that the party will work closely with the young people by inviting them to the negotiating table during policy-making.
Mudavadi stressed that the majority of Kenya’s population is made up of youth and the party will ensure that their challenges are addressed.
“The ANC Party has presented the youngest General Secretary of a national political party in the country. We want to go with the youth and the ANC will become a youth party in Kenya. We are sending a strong signal that we are ready” and want the youth up involve all levels of leadership and government, “said Mudavadi.
The ANC chief also stressed the need for Kenyans to remain peaceful and focused in order to build a prosperous future. He urged Kenyans to band together and go with him in liberating the country as he positions himself for the 2022 general election in which he hopes to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose second and final term ends in August.
Citing the high national debt and unscrupulous spending, he went on to say that an economic revolution was needed in Kenya.
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“As the ANC, we are determined to reach every part of our great nation with a message of peace and economic recovery. You have seen our competitors jump on our recovery, recovery and growth agenda without telling Kenyans where to find solutions to the challenges. ”I talked about renegotiating and restructuring national debt, how we tax and want to cut projects that can wait while we try to repair the areas that directly affect Mwananchi, “Mudavadi said.
He stressed the need for Kenyans to choose leaders with integrity by asking about their suitability.
Upon his appointment, Kamau said he would work hand in hand with other party officials and members of the ANC to ensure that “the party’s vision and dream are realized”.
The Makerere University graduate said he was a passionate Pan-African who had been involved in political processes and had an interest in promoting responsible leadership since his time at the university.
He was once president of the Makerere Law Society, a prestigious student association.
He also served as the Alliance Party of Kenya legal adviser to their party election committee and was later elected district chairman of the Jubilee Party in Murang’a County.
Others present during the ceremony were ANC Party’s National Chairman Kelvin Lunani, the Lugari MP, Hon Ayub Savula, the Vihiga Women Rep Hon Beatrice Adagala, Matungu MP Hon Peter Nabulindo, nominee Senator Petronillah Were and the chairman of the ANC’s National Electoral Committee, Salim Busaidy, among a host of other party officials.