The Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga has committed to building on the development agenda built by the Jubilee Government.

Odinga, who was unanimously declared as the grand coalition flagbearer at a mega event held at KICC in Nairobi, vowed to to prioritise the youth agenda of helping them get quality job opportunities.

In his statement, Odinga promised to establish a standalone ministry for youth affairs to provide key solutions to youth problems.

“In addition, my government will offer tax holidays and tax incentives for organization that employs the youth. This will encourage more investments and ultimately more job opportunities for our youngsters,” he said.

Raila, who will be battling it out with Deputy President William Ruto, further vowed to revolutionize agriculture by enhancing adoption of new agricultural practices that facilitate increased production.

“I pledge to also better the health care systems in the country by building on the successes recorded by Jubilee Government,” he added.

On education, the presidential hopeful promised all Kenyan children access to the best possible education.

“I will provide a better working environment of our teachers and I assure you that we shall waste no child,” he added.

Odinga further vowed to increase budgetary allocations to counties from at least 15 percent to at least 35 percent in a bid to devolve more services and grow the country’s infrastructure in all the regions.

“I will revolutionize industrialisation to make Kenya a manufacturing warehouse,” he added.

On corruption, Odinga stated that his government will not tolerate corruption activities maintaining that he will use three pillars of don’t want , don’t do and don’t dare to discourage embezzlement of public funds.

He at the same time promised government officers that his administration will institute a
Civil service designed by discipline devoid of favouritism and tribalism

“I need your help and support, I will not fail you,” said Odinga.


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