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President Ruto To Engage Kenyan Youth On X Space For Three Hours On Friday

According to State House, the Cabinet is scheduled to join the three-hour online discussion.

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President William Ruto will tomorrow Friday from 2 pm host his inaugural X-Space (formerly Twitter) conversation with Kenyan youth.

According to State House, the Cabinet is scheduled to join the three-hour online discussion.

X Spaces, previously known as Twitter Spaces, is a feature that allows you to have a live audio conversation on the social media platform.

The announcement was contained in a despatch to media houses after a Cabinet meeting chaired by the President at State House on Thursday.

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“CABINET IS scheduled to join His Excellency the President tomorrow Friday, 5th July 2024, as the Head of State and Government hosts his inaugural X Space Conversation with the youth of Kenya” a Cabinet despatch from the Executive Office of the President read.

Kenyans have been invited to join the X Space discussion from 2 pm to 5 pm.

“All Kenyans are welcome to contribute to this dialogue as part of our collective effort to foster national renewal and create a better Kenya for all,” it added.

The development comes in the wake of protests by Gen Zs to push for governance reforms.

The initial nationwide protests against the Finance Bill 2024 which has since been dropped, had seen thousands of youthful Kenyans take to the streets for two weeks.

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In a televised joint media interview, the Head of State said he was ready to engage the youth on a platform of their choice.

“I am hearing that the young people are saying we don’t want a multisectoral forum, maybe we should have an engagement with the President on X. I am open to having an engagement with the young people on a forum they are comfortable with. If they want me to engage with them on X, I will be there. I want us to discuss taxation, I want us to discuss unemployment, corruption, all issues,” he said during the roundtable interview with journalists at State House.

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Meanwhile, the Cabinet was briefed on the security situation in the country following days of riots.

The meeting at State House Nairobi, which was chaired by President William Ruto, was informed that though the riots started as a protest against the tax measures proposed in the Finance Bill 2024, they were infiltrated, hijacked and taken over by criminal and opportunistic political forces.
The two groups have in the past two weeks reigned terror on the people of Kenya in the cities, towns and other urban areas, occassioning loss of life, destruction of National and County governments’ buildings, infrastructure, vehicles, homes and businesses.


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