Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Alliance 2013 manifesto
Uhuru won the 2013 elections by nearly half the votes cast.
PILLAR 1: UNITY (UMOJA)
To achieve unity in Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta and his team intended to accomplish the following:
Make sure that all IDPs (Mau Forest Evictees, PEV IDPs, squatters in the Coastal counties) are settled and where possible return to their homes in accordance with the law and have a decent place to live when they do.
Ensure that 30% of all appointees to public bodies and parastatals are women.
2. Security: Keeping Kenya Safe and Secure
Increase the police-citizen ratio from 1:1150 to a ratio of 1:800 citizens within five years - recruiting extra 15,000 police officers per annum and enhance efficiency by providing modern security equipment and transport, including at least two police vehicles per ward.
Engage the traditional economic powers, including the USA, Great Britain, and other European countries, as well as emerging players such as China, Brazil, India and Russia.
We shall endeavor to mold relationships within guidelines that guarantee our national interests, not external ideologies, in order to secure Kenya’s economic and security priorities.
Promote indigenous Kenyan creative and production talent by establishing a Kenya Film School and increasing domestic Kenyan content on our television channels to 60% - half of which should be independently produced.
Increase National spending on health from 6% - 10% and promote preventative healthcare. Guarantee that every family has access to a fully equipped health centres within 5 miles of their home.
Increase the school leaving age so that all children remain in either education or training until they are 18. Strengthen the Commission for University Education (CUE) and free public universities from statutory status and provide them with independent charters
Allocate 2.5% of national revenue annually towards establishing a Youth Enterprise Capital/Fund designed along the CDF model.
Enhance youth specific affirmative action on Government procurement to 25% so as to mainstream the participation of youth-run enterprises in economic development.
Double the number of women elected to Parliament by amending the Constitution to replace the 12 nominated MPs, with 60 MPs elected by Proportional Representation, with 48 of these seats reserved for women.
Create a new legislative framework to place cash transfers for the needy on a solid foundation through a new system of social protection payments administered by County Governments.
PILLAR 2: ECONOMY (UCHUMI)
In a quest to achieve economic growth and stability, Uhuru Kenyatta and his team had these in mind:
With immediate effect, activating the 30% procurement rule in Government procurement policy. In specific projects like water harvesting and renewable energy, women entrepreneurs will be given priority. We will also review the Women’s Enterprise Fund to assist women entrepreneurs seeking large contracts and business.
Expanding the economy and promoting industries so that jobs and business opportunities are created. We will transform the Youth Enterprise Development Fund and Kenya Industrial Estates into a new national enterprise agency – Biashara Kenya.
He pledged creating one million jobs annually.
Enact new Public Private Partnership (PPP) legislation to encourage private investment in public projects, speeding up the delivery of infrastructure urgently needed to achieve Kenya Vision 2030. Bolster funding for the Anti-Counterfeit Agency to fight counterfeiting.
Progressively roll out free WI-FI in major towns within the next 5 years. Establish a universal single registration system activated at birth which will streamline registration, National ID registration, voter registration, NHIF, NSSF, and any other tax or commercial related registration.
Streamline Government by creating a single electronic records system across all Departments and deploying the IFMS, which tracks public spending to local & county Governments.
Enhance security so that tourists feel safe visiting our country. Increase Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) capacity by introducing an air unit, provision of body armour for wardens and competitive perks for KWS staff. Also, introduce robot decoys by 2015 as a pilot program to curb poaching.
Computerize and digitize the land registry and management system. Reform Land Control Boards and abolish search fees. Repossess illegally occupied public land without compensation. Prosecute land grabbers, especially Government officials.
Give communities, rather than the National Land Commission, the titles to Community-held lands.
Introduce low-interest 5-year loans, paid back as part of electricity bills, for households and businesses that want to connect to the national power grid. Set up oil refinery and distribution centres within the county of production.
Create an Oil & Gas Revenue Fund and give 5% of public revenues back to the local communities where resources are located and 5% to pay for the roll out of local renewable energy schemes.
Within five years, put a million acres of land under modern irrigation and further expand agricultural production by employing modern technology on currently cultivated land and on the 2.5 million acres presently not in use.
Reduce the cost of credit by at least 50% of the commercial rate (to crop and livestock farmers) and improve access through consolidating, rationalizing and capitalizing agricultural and livestock sector financial institutions (especially the Agricultural Finance Corporation & Agricultural Development Corporation).
Increase investment in the 117 Water Service Providers (WSP) by allowing public-private partnerships. Improve the funding of water infrastructure, by obliging counties to contribute through their new CIFs, in addition to the current service levy on WSP & state grants.
Give the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) the power to place a cap on water tariffs.
Protect Kenya’s remaining forests and increase our forest cover to 10% over the next 20 years through a national planting scheme and by providing alternatives to over-intensive farming and ending clearances for luxury development and industrial projects
The coalition pledged to Implement and actualize the LAPSSET corridor (Lamu Port, South Sudan, and Ethiopia Transport). It also proposed to abolish the Kenya Rural Roads Authority and the Kenya Urban Roads Agency and devolve management of secondary and minor roads to the counties.
The coalition pledged to increase the paved road network from the current 11,000km (7%) to 24,000km (15%) in five years using modern development instruments such as concessions, public-private partnerships (PPP), Build Operate Transfer (BOT) and Toll and Maintenance arrangements
Uhuru had intended to devolve the housing responsibility to new counties. It was required that counties would formulate 5-yearly Housing Plan. These will be funded by grants from the local CIF and National Housing Corporation. It was to continue with the proposed slum clearance programs, replacing them with decent housing.
PILLAR 3: OPENNESS (UWAZI)
Uhuru Kenyatta identified corruption as the major ailment, in the public and judicial sector. In this regard, it pledged to give Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission prosecution powers. He pledged to bring to end parliamentarians’ immunity from corruption charges.
After identifying the crucial role played by Non-Governmental organisations and civil societies, Uhuru saw it necessary to introduce Charities Act to regulate political campaigns by NGOs.
It aimed at promoting the relationship between the government and such agencies, amid maintaining a high level of accountability.
As a way to empower the newly formed counties, the grand coalition had a plan to increase the national budget allocated to the counties from the current 15 % to 40% within the next five years.
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