In the continent where Politicians are synonymous to an advanced age, a young vibrant and articulate young girl is standing as an independent candidate for Nairobi in Kenya.
She graduated in 2015 from Kenyatta University with Bachelor degree in Music and work as a communication officer at the Centre for Behaviour Change Communications.
In what seems like a departure from the tradition, where elected offices seem to be a reward centre for years spent supporting other politicians, consequently, African countries have had elected officers approaching their graves.
It is very much still the case, but there is an undercurrent of revolution going on, driven by the force of social media.
While the youths are still susceptible to the powerful propaganda machine of established parties across Africa, ANC in South Africa, APC and PDP in Nigeria e.t.c, some other are taken a more decisive position to reverse the trend and rescue their countries from the jaws of career politicians helped into offices by big spending Godfathers with the consequences of enslavement of the political office holder who dances to the tune of the Godfather.
One of those is Suzanne Lengewa, born in 1994, graduated just two years ago but with the vision and conviction of a determined revolutionary.
“I am vying to be the senator of Nairobi because I do not want to watch from the sidelines anymore. We are really underestimated as young people, so I want to inspire young people that we need to stop limiting ourselves on what we can achieve,” she said.
She debated alongside Johnson Sakaja (Jubilee), Edwin Sifuna (ODM), and Rameshchandra Gorasia (Wiper).
Others were Zacharia Momanyi (Republican Liberty Party), John Wamagata (Safina) and Dennis Nthumbi (Agano Party).
Win or lose, this is the beginning of the revolution and the birth of a movement.