With Raila as President, here is what Kenyans should expect
plive.co.ke, has made an in-depth look into ODM leader Raila Odinga’s presidency should he ascend to power after he was picked as NASA flagbearer.
If NASA committee’s final report is adopted by Odinga, Kalonzo, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula, the former Prime Minister will be set to face off President Uhuru Kenyatta in the upcoming polls.
With the confidence NASA has exuded in the August 8 poll plive.co.ke, made an indepth look into Odinga’s vision to find out how Kenya would look under his leadership.
If the Opposition leader ascends to power, these are the key issues he would pay attention to.
First on his list would be to fireall State officers that had been campaigning for President Kenyatta ahead of the August polls following his recent declaration.
"Uhuru must prepare to leave office with his political civil servants. We will not allow them to serve in NASA government. When State House says it is normal for State officers to campaign, then something is wrong," the Opposition leader stated.
The former premier also warned that he would jail all corrupt officials in the Jubilee administration led by Deputy President William Ruto.
Key to Odinga is the unemployment menace that has pegged the youth in the country. According to his manifesto in 2013, he would make job creation his top priority.
“We want to build an economy that works for everyone. This is what is contained in this manifesto. Jobs remain top on our priority,” the ODM leader said during his 2013, manifesto launch.
Odinga has been vocal about the historical injustices that faced different communities in Kenya and promised to implement the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report within the first 100 days in office.
The former Prime minister has maintained that the report offers solutions to land dispossession, economic marginalisation, massacres and extra-judicial executions that have faced the country.
Odinga has also pledged to reform institutions of governance, empowering citizens through devolution, ensuring economic growth and stability as well as investing in women and youth.
Though Odinga has insisted that he is committed to uniting every community in the country, during his reign as a former prime minister, his former aide Miguna Miguna accused him of being tribal noting that his office was full of family members.
The thought of Raila’s presidency has also scared some communities in Kenya due to historical differences between his father Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and Uhuru’s father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
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It now remains to be seen who will emerge victorious between Odinga and Kenyatta during the General Election.
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