Raila Odinga Unveils an Ambitious Manifesto Based On a 13-Point Agenda

Azimio Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and Martha Karua at Nyayo stadium last evening

The “Inua Jamii”, “Pesa Mfukoni” scheme is aimed at enabling impoverished families attain better living standards, a cash transfer of Sh6,000 per month will be sent to each vulnerable household-Raila Odinga

By The Weekly Vision

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Party Presidential candidate Raila Odinga and running mate Martha Karua last evening at Nyayo stadium unveiled their vision for Kenya in an ambitious manifesto based on a 13-point agenda.

The agenda focuses on rebooting the economy, social transformation and restoration of the rule of law.

Raila pledged that if elected president, his administration will develop a new manufacturing policy and strategy to guide, encourage, support, promote and coordinate the sector. This will promote accelerated development of primary, secondary production and value addition as well as implement direct interventions such as government investment, credit, tax reforms, and preferential treatment to promote a new industrial revolution. This is in addition to developing linkages between manufacturing and agriculture, mining, construction and other productive sectors.

All these interventions are to be backed by far-reaching tax reforms. If elected, his administration will review the tax policy, legal, institutional and regulatory framework and establishment of linkages between tax policy and national goals. The reforms, according to the manifesto, will spur reforms in the tax regime to ensure fair, equitable, inclusive, effective, predictable and sustainable taxation.

Further, it will improve agricultural infrastructure, particularly the building of rural access roads, supplying electricity and cold storage facilities in every constituency. In addition, it has pledged to promote agro-processing value addition and improve and expand market accessibility internally as well as for the export market.

He also promised to eliminate post-harvest losses, support and promote research, access to affordable inputs. He added that under the “Inua Jamii”, “Pesa Mfukoni” scheme that is aimed at enabling impoverished families attain better living standards, a cash transfer of Sh6,000 per month will be sent to each vulnerable household.

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