ODM leader Raila Odinga has dismissed the Kenya Kwanza alliance slogan ‘kazi ni kazi’ saying that Kenyan youth deserve better jobs.
‘Kazi ni kazi’ loosely translates to, ‘any kind of job – menial or white collar – is a job.’
Raila, however, differed with the slogan saying Kenyan youth deserve better jobs than being subjected to menial jobs that involve the use of wheelbarrows.
“Our youth need good jobs in this country and not pushing wheelbarrows,” he said.
Raila was speaking on Saturday at Lurambi grounds in Kakamega County during Azimio la Umoja campaign.
He said his Azimio caravan has a better agenda for the Kenyan youth compared to the one being pushed by the Kenya Kwanza fraternity.
He said his social protection services program will help many underprivileged youth through monthly stipends of Sh6,000 to cushion them against the prevailing harsh economic times.
“We shall come up with social protection services to those who have no capacity,” Raila said.
He said the same underprivileged group will be catered for medically under his ambitious Babacare program which will provide free health services.
Raila is looking to become Kenya’s fifth president after President Uhuru Kenyatta leaves office at the end of his second term.
The ODM leader is locked in bitter rivalry with Deputy President William Ruto, a Kenya Kwanza principal, for the top seat at the August 9 election.
Ruto’s camp is riding on his bottom up economic model which promises to uplift the lives of the youth through micro entrepreneurship.