Dozens of youths in Bungoma County on Saturday formed a Community Based Organisations (CBO) to provide social economic employment.
The event, held at the Bungoma Tourist Hotel on Saturday 28th December, 2019, saw more than 50 youth group representatives turn up for the launch.
According to the Mulmulwas Movement CEO Kelvin Wakwabubi, the CBO will not be a political movement but an idea that brings together youths within the County.
“Mulmulwas CBO is not a political movement but a social-economic empowerment to benefit the local youths,” he said.
Mundumulwas is a vernacular phrase that was first popularised by West Pokot Governor Prof John Lonyangapuo in one of his speeches.
The phrase refers to a short, fat, round man whose front part of the body is not any different from the back, a description that fits the Bungoma County Assembly Minority Leader Luke Opwora, who is the founding chair.
Mr. Opwora, also known as Kijana Fupi Round, has teamed up with the movement’s Secretary-General and Lwandanyi MCA Tony Barasa and other foundations to make this happen.
The speakers at the event emphasized on togetherness and tackle pressing issues among them the girl-child education and supporting local talents.
To register as a member, one is required to pay Ksh200.
The two MCA pledged to pay for the registration of all the 50 inaugural youths.
The event also took a minute of silence in loving memory of the late Kevin Mahindu and Jamal ‘Hamado’ Mohamed of Jamal Mohamed Foundation which was also supposed to support the movement.
The late Mahindu was laid to rest last weekend in Butere while the late Jamal, who lost his life on the evening of Christmas Day, was laid to rest the following day at the Muslim Cemetery Bungoma.
Present at the event was Maisha TV presenter MC Brenda of My Hustle, artists Barsil Vishindoh, Storm DwarChild among others.
Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati, Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka and Senator Moses Wetangula were among the leaders expected at the launch.