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What Kenyans want discussed during the Presidential Debate
Kenyans spoke to P Live and highlighted 4 key things they want discussed during the Presidential Debate
The purpose of the debate is to allow ordinary Kenyans to finally have almost unhindered access to their presidential candidates and put them to task over how they plan to solve their everyday problems.
It is also a chance for the presidential candidates to show their human side and emotional intelligence live across the nation and hopefully convince a few voters who haven’t still made up their minds.
The voice of the people is equal to the voice of God in a democratic system like Kenya and P Live went to the streets to seek the views of Kenyans on what they want discussed during the Presidential debate.
1. High cost of living
People can only thrive if they can afford to eat, take their kids to school and have a roof on top of their heads.
Sadly Kenyans are not thriving now as seen by the high living standards they are now subjected to. The price of basic commodities like Unga, Milk and sugar, commodities ordinary Kenyans use daily in their households, was either totally non-existent or too expensive.
Kenyans would want the presidential aspirants to discuss long term solutions on how to reduce the high cost of living.
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Corruption is still a very active and growing threat Kenya is yet to deal with accordingly.
According to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya loses Sh608 billion to corruption annually, money which could be used to generate jobs for millions of Kenyans.
Kenyans would therefore like to know which presidential aspirant knows best how to tackle this endemic problem.
3. Job Creation
Majority of Kenya’s Population is mainly comprised of youth and women all of whom are jobless.
4 out of every 10 Kenyans of working age have no jobs, according to the latest 2017 Human Development Index (HDI).
The Kenyan youth would like to see all the candidates discuss how they can offer real tangible solutions and not mere promises.
Joblessness leads to despair which in turn leads to insecurity thereby posing a serious threat to the country’s economy.
4. One People, One Nation
Speaking to P Live, Kenyans expressed the need for unity and behave like brothers and sisters despite their political affiliations.
Some even suggested that all presidential candidates should sign a peace treaty declaring they will accept the presidential results and engage with their fanatics and followers in a responsible manner.
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