Why the youth want leaders to practise what they preach

It is a hot Wednesday afternoon as I board a Mbagala Rangi Tatu commuter bus at Mwananchi station. I am on a mission to find out the youth’s perception of the general elections and their readiness to participate in the polls.Inside this dala dala, which is full of old, middle-aged and young passengers all headed for their daily activities, I encounter a heated debate on the very issue that I’m going to look at in this famous suburb of the country’s major commercial city- Dar es Salaam.A group of young people sitting in the back seats are arguing about life vis-à-vis elections. One side believe…

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