Gen Zs and Millennials Storm Malava Event Over Finance Bill Betrayal

The angry and overzealous Gen Zs and Millennials of Malava expressed their discontent with MP Malulu, accusing him of betraying the people of Malava.

Gen Zs and Millennials Storm Malava Event Over Finance Bill Betrayal
Jasusi Musa talking to the press

By Jael Sada 

Youths stormed an event held by Women Representative Elsie Muhanda in Malava, Kakamega County, searching for area legislator Moses Malulu Injendi, who voted "Yes" on the Finance Bill 2024. 

The angry and overzealous Gen Zs and Millennials of Malava expressed their discontent with MP Malulu, accusing him of betraying the people of Malava.

Led by Jasusi Musa, they issued a warning to the MP, urging him to stop luring people on weekends at funeral meetings and churches and instead to present visible development projects to the people of Malava.

"Malulu has been claiming that he is working for the people of Malava to bring development, which is a lie. Our mothers face challenges when they want to deliver due to the bad roads in the area, and some are forced to give birth on their way to the hospital because of the poor state of the roads that hinder transportation," Jasusi claimed.

The youths were backed by Kakamega Women Representative Elsie Muhanda, who had organized an event to distribute water tanks to the people of Malava. Muhanda expressed her support for the youths' movement, advocating for their right to protest and condemning the recent abductions happening in the country.

"I strongly support the Gen Zs for standing up to fight for the well-being of Kenyan citizens. However, I strongly disagree with the abductions that have been occurring, as Kenyans have the right to demonstrate peacefully and air their grievances. It is unfortunate to witness such abductions of our children in Kenya," she said.

Muhanda also appealed to President William Ruto to listen to the grievances of the Gen Zs and agree to meet with them to address their concerns since they have a constitutional right to express their grievances.

"I am pleading with the President to meet with the Gen Zs to discuss their issues, as they are citizens of Kenya and have a constitutional right to demonstrate about their grievances," she said.

Muhanda explained her reason for voting "No" on the Finance Bill, asserting that the bill does not support the well-being of citizens or address unemployment.

"I voted 'No' on the finance bill after scrutinizing it and seeing that it does not favor the well-being of Kenyans and does not tackle the issue of unemployment. Kenyans have the right to receive good services from the leaders they elected, and I voted 'No' to support them as the bill does not favor them," she said.

During the event, Muhanda distributed over thirty water tanks to schools in Malava and provided sanitary towels to young female students, emphasizing the importance of keeping children in school as they are the future of the country.