CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES
You might want to use our letter template (link opens a Word document) to get in touch with political candidates in your area. Copy and paste the suggested text into an email, complete the highlighted sections, and send it to your local candidates.
Visit the Kenyan Electoral Commission website to check which electorate you live in.
ENGAGE WITH THE MEDIA
Many Kenyans engage with content produced by traditional media outlets. Newspapers (print and online), radio and TV are important channels for raising issues – especially ahead of an election.
LETTERS TO NEWSPAPER EDITOR
When writing a letter to a newspaper editor, try to keep it short – ideally no more than 200 words.
Personalise your letter as much as possible. Start by referring directly to the issue concerning you and explain how it affects you personally. Newspapers are more likely to pay attention to your letter this way.
Make sure you submit your full name, address and contact number. You can request that your address is withheld, but editors like to confirm who you are.
Please see relevant links and email addresses for some key Kenyan newspapers below:
YOUTH FOCUSED ORGANIZATION
Feel free to also follow youth focused organizations