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African leaders are bad examples

By Wachira Njagi | April 7th 2016

The just-concluded Students Organisation of Nairobi University elections should be an eye-opener for our leaders.

The riots and demonstrations witnessed are a clear indication of how leaders who want to stay in power are setting a bad example to youth leaders even in learning institutions.

Over the last two decades Africa has witnessed presidents and even members of parliament who want to cling to power at all costs. This paves way for corruption, dictatorship, looting of public resources, nepotism and other forms of mismanagement of public funds.

The protest by the students led to destruction of private property and also created fear among residents and motorists.

Students need to learn the importance of peaceful demonstrations when they need to air their grievances. They will be the same motorists using Uhuru Highway and University Way in the  near future.

Our public universities need to revise their constitution in terms of how many terms student leaders should serve.

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