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Excerpt from National Youth Summit in Kenya

National Youth Summit, 5th February 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

"The preoccupation of the politician is the next election. The preoccupation of the statesman is the next generation. The politician thinks more about getting power or staying in power and otherwise enjoying the benefits and privileges which power confers. The statesman on the other hand has a long-term vision. He puts national interest above partisan consideration. He does not believe in the policy of power at all cost. His ultimate desire is the transformation of a society and the emergence, in our context, of a greater Kenya and of a Kenyan people which is at peace with itself."