[Photos] Meet Kingwa Kamenchu; The 29-Year-Old Kenyan Presidential Aspirant

7 years ago by: Charles colins
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The African continent in recent years, has witnessed a surge in the number of young people aspiring for political offices.



In countries where these young people go on to win the elections, they are credited with good performance and accountability.

One young lady who is currently making waves in Africa as a result of her political ambition is 29 Year Old Kenyan presidential aspirant, Kingwa Kamenchu.

She is running for the Presidential Elections under the Labour Party of Kenya (LPK) and has her heart set on winning the general elections come March 2013.

Kingwa grew up in Nairobi mostly but had a short stint in Australia, she later relocated to her rural home in Meru.

She holds a BA in History and Literature from the University of Nairobi and left Kenya in 2009 to pursue a Master’s degree at Oxford University.



It was during her second year student doing a Creative Writing MSt. at the University of Oxford, she declared her intention to run for President.

During her time in the United Kingdom, she became involved in the African Society, a social organization for students interested in discussing African issues.

While studying at the University of Nairobi, she once attempted to capture the main Student Organisation Of University Of Nairobi (SONU) seat but she did not get the required number of votes.

However, she was awarded the Young Woman Achiever of the Year in 2008 by the University’s Women Students Welfare Association (WOSWA).

She is so optimistic about her victory in the coming elections that her Facebook ID reads: Kingwa Kamencu, Incoming President of the Republic of Kenya.



In a recent press release also posted on her Facebook Page, she cited her reasons for running for Presidency:

“I took the unusual choice of jumping into politics and running for the presidency because it is a fact that we well know- there is a crisis of leadership in this country.

Conference after conference, discussion after discussion, workshop after workshop, that conclusion always emerges.

I decided that rather than sit on the side and point fingers about how our leaders are failing us, I could jump in and get involved in the efforts that in truth are already there, to make things better.”

She is not deterred about criticisms on her age and gender, saying:

“Many have been skeptical about my candidature due to my years and my gender but that has not stopped me or been a deterrent because the louder voice ringing in my ears is not the voice of criticism, but the voice within me asking if I am doing my bit for the country, with all the talents, privileges and blessings I have been afforded in my life.”

She intends to run a government where people are encouraged to dialogue and work closely with local communities.

“My candidature does not intend to be presumptuous and to declare that we know the source of all problems in the country, but it instead wants to open dialogue with groups from all over the country, find out what the various situations are, and work with communities to empower themselves.”


-- nonsovin (m) at 13-11-2012 08:46AM
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-- mankaa (f) at 13-11-2012 09:19AM
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ok
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-- lanudja (f) at 13-11-2012 09:23AM
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Nice try...
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-- ZION7ZION (m) at 13-11-2012 09:27AM
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Most ladies of her age in Nigeria are still dragging boy friends among themselves, can sing all the tracks in any Psquare album,are still worshiping their second god Blackberry, are still clubbing mixing Azonto and Alanta,knows the prices of Brazilian hair and other hairs in the world,swimming in fake life style,the only achievement on their minds is just marriage nothing more,spend most of their day watching African magic to imitate ini Edo nd co Roll Eyes Lips Sealed
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-- faitty (m) at 13-11-2012 09:49AM
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True talk
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-- chatos (m) at 13-11-2012 10:03AM
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Most ladies of her age in Nigeria are still dragging boy friends among themselves, can sing all the tracks in any Psquare album,are still worshiping their second god Blackberry, are still clubbing mixing Azonto and Alanta,knows the prices of Brazilian hair and other hairs in the world,swimming in fake life style,the only achievement on their minds is just marriage nothing more,spend most of their day watching African magic to imitate ini Edo nd co Roll Eyes Lips Sealed
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-- mary11 (m) at 13-11-2012 10:39AM
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Quote from: ZION7ZION on 13-11-2012 09:27AM
Most ladies of her age in Nigeria are still dragging boy friends among themselves, can sing all the tracks in any Psquare album,are still worshiping their second god Blackberry, are still clubbing mixing Azonto and Alanta,knows the prices of Brazilian hair and other hairs in the world,swimming in fake life style,the only achievement on their minds is just marriage nothing more,spend most of their day watching African magic to imitate ini Edo nd co Roll Eyes Lips Sealed


Hahaha
Naija gals can't see beyond their nose

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-- Yakuzia (m) at 13-11-2012 10:42AM
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-- kasy783 (f) at 13-11-2012 11:20AM
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Good .
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-- ZION7ZION (m) at 13-11-2012 11:27AM
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Quote from: mary11 on 13-11-2012 10:39AM

Hahaha
Naija gals can't see beyond their nose
Am not beefing them, just sit and have a chat with most of them, you can easily predict the content of their discussion, in as much as you try to change the topic to a more reasonable things, they will still go back to talk about few things I mentioned earlier, is really sad
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-- torrejon_men (m) at 13-11-2012 11:41AM
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Good luck girl
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-- chicco77 (f) at 13-11-2012 11:59AM
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-- dickman2 (m) at 13-11-2012 12:32PM
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
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-- Chijoy4peace (f) at 13-11-2012 01:00PM
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MAY GOD HELP HER TO SUCCEED N ACCOMPLISH HER MISSION IJN, AMEN. GOODLUCK TO YOU MY FELLOW. Wink
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-- micc (m) at 13-11-2012 01:14PM
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In nigeria here I believe that her mates are still doing runs looking for married men to date
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-- naturalqueen (f) at 13-11-2012 01:21PM
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I am so touched by this guts. Abeg, whoever will be the president afterwards should please give her a good appointment in a ministry.
This is a good one. Im inspired....
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-- winace (f) at 13-11-2012 01:35PM
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Nice try. If only d politicians in my country will allow age like dis to contest in election.
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-- nsi4u (f) at 13-11-2012 01:45PM
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Quote from: ZION7ZION on 13-11-2012 09:27AM
Most ladies of her age in Nigeria are still dragging boy friends among themselves, can sing all the tracks in any Psquare album,are still worshiping their second god Blackberry, are still clubbing mixing Azonto and Alanta,knows the prices of Brazilian hair and other hairs in the world,swimming in fake life style,the only achievement on their minds is just marriage nothing more,spend most of their day watching African magic to imitate ini Edo nd co Roll Eyes Lips Sealed

U ARE 100% RIGHT
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-- rowlandlove (m) at 13-11-2012 01:58PM
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin[quote author=ZION7ZION link=topic
Most ladies of her age in Nigeria are still dragging boy friends among themselves, can sing all the tracks in any Psquare album,are still worshiping their second god Blackberry, are still clubbing mixing Azonto and Alanta,knows the prices of Brazilian hair and other hairs in the world,swimming in fake life style,the only achievement on their minds is just marriage nothing more,spend most of their day watching African magic to imitate ini Edo nd co Roll Eyes Lips Sealed
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