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Businesswoman Agnes Kagure says university students have the numbers to tilt scales in a presidential election, urges them to register as voters

Prominent City businesswoman Agnes Kagure has revealed that Kenya’s university students’ body has enough votes to tilt the scales in the presidential elections while urging them to register in their numbers as voters.

Kagure who is the patron of the Kenya University Students Organization (KUSO) said there are about 3million students in universities and colleges at any given time.

“In the 2020/2021 university enrollment, half a million were admitted into universities which translates to roughly two million students at any particular time. When you add those from colleges and TVETs, the student population alone could be three million, enough to tilt the scales of a presidential candidate,’’ said Kagure.

She reminded the students on the power that lies in their numerical strength when put to use in the ballot hence the need for them to register as voters during the current voter registration drive.

Kagure made the remarks when university students paid her a courtesy call at her office where she told them that their votes matters.

 “Forget the stories you have heard, your vote matters and it counts. Come out and register and together, let us bring the change we desire. Twaweza,’’ said Kagure.

On her gubernatorial aspirations, Kagure said she envisions a Nairobi where everyone has a fair chance at making an honest living and achieving their full potential.

Kagure said the County can have the desired structures that work for and not against the people and that it is possible to achieve it with unity of purpose.

“We can have the desired County with structures that work for and not against the people. Together, we can make it happen,’’ said Kagure.

She said she was firmly on course in her mission of engaging and taking into account the various views and development priorities of different groups and stakeholders who truly desire transformational leadership in the country.

Supporting the need for more meaningful engagements with Nairobians, Kagure said sustainable development is best achieved when everyone is involved

Kagure said she wants to see a united county and country and asked Kenyans to get rid of shackles of cultural stereotypes and phobias that keep the people apart.

She said the current generation can be the one that ends outdated beliefs that this tribe cannot vote for, do business with or even intermarry with that tribe.

“Let us be the agents that realize that the one beautiful Kenya that we all want. Remember change begins with you and me, Change begins with us. Inawezekana,’’ said Kagure.

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