David Kuria, Kiambu Senatorial Campaign runner and former General Manager to GALCK, will now be presenting his report titled “Lessons Learned in Running for Political Office as an “Out” Candidate” on March 2nd in collaboration with a GKT training session. This extensive 41 page report is a culmination of reflections and lessons taken away from his campaign process last year.
This man’s continues to play an important role in the LGBTI community and his entrance into politics was in part meant to demonstrate that LGBT Kenyans can also be part of the political system and that their voices can be heard. As David Kuria states, the need for “an inside voice to deconstruct ‘LGBT Rights’ in a toothsome way both to the policy makers but also to the Kenyan public” has played a vital role in his motivations.
The event will be a gathering of David Kuria’s friends, colleagues, press and the community in hopes of examining the framework for activism, approaches to political interest’s, a look back over the campaign and the media’s response, among other topics. It will be held in collaboration with GKT, a GALCK member group, during one of their training sessions in early March. Further details will be provided closer to the date.
This is certainly an important event for the community and a prime opportunity to reflect on a past experience so as to make improvements for the future. We all have a lot to learn from it.
To look over the report beforehand, please click here.