NAIROBI, Kenya, June 6 – Azimio-One Kenya coalition party presidential candidate Raila Odinga has launched a ten-point manifesto in which, among other things, he pledged to declare corruption a threat to the national security in the first 100 days.
Speaking at Nyayo Stadium on Monday evening, Odinga pledged to establish a task force to monitor corruption within the security forces within the first 100 days of his swearing in as Kenya’s fifth duly elected president. .
Odinga further pledged that his government would take the fight against corruption to the next level.
“Azimio’s government wants to confront this dragon called corruption head on to make sure we can do our things in a clean and fair way. Kenya has great potential. Kenya is a big country surrounded by neighbors that we want to work very closely with,” he said.
He said his government intends to jump in and implement interventionist policies that lower the cost of living from day one.
He further pledged to provide free primary, secondary and university education if he wins the August elections.
His manifesto also focused on manufacturing, agriculture, health and support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Her running mate Martha Karua said “tonight is about a fresh start and restoring the dignity of all Kenyans through health, education, economy and ensuring that no one is left behind. for account”.
“We have sometimes been opposed. But I never doubted his belief in fighting for Kenyans and a better future for all of us,” she said.
Wiper frontman Kalonzo Musyoka began his remarks earlier by giving his assurance of working hard to ensure the Raila Odinga-Martha Karua ticket secures a first-round victory in the August polls.
Musyoka called for ‘unity of purpose among all Coalition Party affiliates’ and urged all Kenyans to rise to the occasion in August elections as he voiced support for Raila’s manifesto .
Odinga will face Vice President William Ruto, David Waihiga of the Agano party and George Wajackoyah of the Roots party in the presidential election.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has urged all successful candidates to abide by the Electoral Code of Conduct during the campaign period