A Ugandan born, Mr Yahaya Kiyingi is closing in, in the race to become a representative of Camberwell and Peckham in the House of Commons in United Kingdom.
Kiyingi, 23, is a force to reckon with as a parliamentary candidate for Camberwell and Peckham, one of the most diverse constituencies represented in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. He faces stiff competition from Harriet Harman of the Labour Party who has represented the constituency for 30 years.
Yahaya was born in Uganda and his family moved over to Britain when he was 5 years old. He has developed numerous projects in his community which include being vice-chairman of a local charity, running and editing his own local magazine and radio show, working with the local council on special committees, organising various community events and serving on the local party executive. He has a love for literature, and runs a local book club with the aim to bring people in his communities together. Yahaya is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives.
He was brought up in inner city London, attended local schools and went to university to read Law at the University of Southampton. He works in marketing.
He joined the Lib Dems when he was 16, quickly winning a reputation for articulating the plight of young people. “Only the Liberal Democrats offer real opportunities for a fair and just future for all people of from all backgrounds, but especially the young,” he says. Yahaya loves the “diversity, friendly people and sense of real community in Camberwell & Peckham”.