Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's motorcade was blocked by youths who demanded he addresses them despite the fact that it was way past the 9pm curfew time.
Governor Sonko encountered the crowd on the evening of Saturday, September 26, at Emali town in Kibwezi West Constituency.
He was rushing home after attending the burial of Imelda Mulwa, sister to his spokesperson Ben Mulwa.
Mulwa stepped out of the vehicle in an attempt to appeal to the crowd in the local Kamba language, imploring them to allow the governor and his associates to proceed as time was not on their side.
"We are very grateful that you have come out to greet Governor Sonko, but as you can see it is already past curfew time," he explained.
However, the youth remained adamant, forcing Mulwa to yield and ask his boss to address the crowd.
Sonko introduced other politicians who had accompanied him, among them Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior and Makueni MP Dan Maanzo.
The governor stated that the convergence of so many young people signalled joblessness.
"When I see all your faces here, I know you don't have jobs," he stated as the young people cheered on in agreement.
He promised that the leaders would hold a rally on Monday, September 28, to address some of the challenges the youth were facing.
Sonko also vowed to provide water pumps and motor cycles to help the youth start their own businesses.
A few years ago, such crowds were considered a show of might and influence for politicians, but not any more, as many people have argued that crowds demonstrated high levels of unemployment in Kenya.DP William Ruto addressing a crowd at Kajiado County on September 24, 2020.
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