Raila Odinga, a Kenyan politician and leader of the opposition Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), outlined his social welfare program to bridge poverty in Kenya. If elected president he vows that 8 million households will receive at least Ksh 6,000 monthly payments from government patronage starting with phase one which includes food security for all Kenyans beginning immediately upon taking office if voted into power on October 27th.
“Kwa kila familia…tutahakikisha kuwa wamepata elfu sita katika mpango yetu ya social welfare programme,” Raila said on Wednesday.
Odinga says the plan is achievable, comparing it with a similar promise of free primary education he made with retired President Mwai Kibaki in 2002.
“Wale wanasema haiwezekani tunawaambia mtulie muoine………hata 2002 tulisema tutawaopa freepri education ilifanyika haikufanyika,” he added.
Odinga’s tour of Nairobi saw him hold rallies at Burma market, Kamukunji and Shauri Moyo. His clarion call to all unregistered Kenyans in the city was clear: come visit your IEBC center so you can be part of history when 2022 rolls around.
“Ili tufaulu lazima kila mtu yetu achukuwe kura nataka jeshi yote ya agwambo ikuwa na bunduki na risasi..bunduki ni kitambulisho risasi ni kura,” the ODM leader added.
Jubilee MPs joined their odm counterparts in the voter drive, affirming their merger ahead of 2022.
“Ukituona hapa na baba ujue jubilee tuko nyuma ya baba hii 2022,” Maina Kamanda said..
Odinga’s day ended with a meeting of economic experts who unpacked the social welfare programme.
According to Odinga’s plan, every household will be receiving 6,000 shillings monthly with the fund targeting 2 million poorest households in the country.
As part of his ambitious social welfare programme, Odinga vows to cut the government’s budget by 25% and funnel all funding into a new initiative. To sustain this program he proposes massive employment creation in year one of office as well as other initiatives such sealing corruption loopholes through spending reductions – cutting unnecessary expenditures that are not critical for success or rehabilitation efforts on behalf of those suffering from natural disasters like Hurricane Matthew last month..
Odinga also plans big changes at ministries with positions eliminated where possible while reallocating responsibilities among different departments so it is more efficient