Vocal Azimio youth league chairman, Solomon Kuria, resigns
Solomon Kuria has resigned as the chairman of the Youth League for the Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya coalition.
Kuria submitted his letter of resignation to Azimio leader Raila Odinga on December 8, 2022.
“This letter is to inform you that I have resigned with immediate effect as the Chairman of the Azimio Youth League. Thank you for the opportunity to serve,” Kuria said in the letter.
The fiery youth leader criticized Odinga for his recent calls for protests against Kenya Kwanza.
Kuria claimed that he was never consulted regarding plans to hold a number of nationwide protests against alleged injustices committed by the President William Ruto-led government.
He claimed the protests were in opposition to Azimio’s pledge to keep the peace in the nation throughout and after the August elections, regardless of the results of the vote. “We documented the resolve to only rely on the courts in the event we lost the elections,” Kuria said. “There was consensus on killing the culture of wastage associated with disputed elections when the resolving of the same was subject to extra-judicial resolutions.
“It is strange that nobody found it necessary to consult or inform me of any of these plans much as I am the representative of the largest constituency of the membership of the Party, youth,” he said.
He claimed he would have opposed any plans to hold protests in the country in order to keep the youth engaged and shield them from potential violence.
Kuria deemed it inappropriate for Azimio leaders to have urged the public not to pay back the Hustler Fund loans.
“A leader worth his salt would appreciate that this is taxpayers’ money that works as a revolving fund and as such only helps change lives when initial beneficiaries repay,” he added.