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Kenyans Hail Kenya Kwanza Manifesto: Know The Key Highlights

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Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential aspirant and Deputy President William Ruto launched his manifesto on Thursday, June 30.

The DP released the manifesto in a televised address from Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi County.

In his manifesto, Ruto promises to end what he termed the State Capture in Kenya, noting that he will free the running of public affairs from conflict of interest.

The include ending the weaponisation of the anti-corruption efforts by allowing the relevant institutions to freely exercise the independence given to them by the constitution

He outlined three ways he would use to end State Capture which include establishing a Quasi-Judicial public inquiry to establish the extent of cronyism and state capture in the nation and make recommendations and implementing Section 93A of the Companies Act 2015 and its Regulations in order to make it easier for organisations doing business with the government.

Strengthening Mutual Legal Assistance arrangements with partner states with respect to sharing information and repatriation of stolen assets will also be considered.

DP Ruto also stated that should the Kenya Kwanza government assume power, it will complete the implementation of the 2010 Constitution, strengthen the rule of law ad increase access to justice.

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Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and Garissa Township MP Aden Duale among other officials at the Kenya Kwanza Alliance manifesto launch PHOTO/COURTESY

The DP’s manifesto dubbed The Plan also include.

  •  Investing at least KSh 250 billion in five years effective 2023 to boost Agriculture and food security
  •  Providing KSh 50b annually to provide MSMEs with reliable access to credit
  • Building 250,000 new affordable houses every year through public-private partnership
  • Setting up a settlement fund to acquire land and resettle up to one million landless families
  • Mandatory national insurance (NHIF)
  • Establishment of new level 6 hospitals in six new sites and hiring an initial 20,000 health care workers
  •  Constructing a 100,000-kilometer fiber optic connectivity network
  • Bridging current teacher shortage gap within two financial years
  • Doubling the amount of money allocated to the school feeding programme
  • Appointing all judges nominated by JSC for appointment to the Court of Appeal within seven days
  • Lower cadre officers (sergeant and below) to be given the option of serving in their home counties from age 50

Governance

  • Complete the transfer of all functions constitutionally earmarked as devolved functions to counties within six months
  •  Strengthen the Office of the Attorney General
  • Audit judicial liabilities and shortcomings within the first three months
  • Strengthen police oversight and appoint an Ombudsman to focus on human rights violations of youth
  • Appoint all judges nominated by JSC for appointment to the Court of Appeal within seven days
  •  Establish a Special Tribunal for Gross Human Rights Violations and Enforced Disappearances
  •  Timely and predictable transfer of sharable revenue to counties

Security services

  • Contributory benevolent fund for families of fallen and terminal ill officers
  •  Insurance cover for loss of life on duty
  • Review and improve pay for all officers in the security sector

Education

  • Pay for in-service teacher training
  • Bridge current teacher shortage gap within two financial years
  •  Review the current exam-based system of academic progression and introduce alternative entry criteria
  •  Merge HELB, TVET and University Funding Board under a National Skill & Funding Council
  • Set up a National Open University and implement 100 percent transition to higher education
  •  Increase funding to research and development institutions from 0.8 per cent to 2 percent of GDP

Gender

  • Two-thirds gender rule in elective and appointive positions in public sector, within 12 months
  • 50 percent of cabinet positions for women.
  •  Ensure 100 per cent enforcement of the spousal consent legal provisions in land transaction

Housing and Settlement

  • New 250,000 affordable houses every year through public-private partnership
  • Grow the number of mortgages to one million
  • Settlement Fund to acquire land and resettle up to one million landless families

Health Care

  • Fully publicly financed primary healthcare

ICT & Creative Economy

  • Construct 100,000 kilometre fiber optic connectivity network
  •  Roll out fibre to counties, villages, schools, over 24,000 businesses and homes
  •  Establish Africa Regional Hub and promote the development of Software for export

Infrastructure

  • Complete all roads under construction
  • Construct 700km road along the Isiolo-Kula, Mawe-Modogashe-Samatar-Wajir-Kutulo-Elwak-Ramu corridor

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DP Ruto’s manifesto sparked reactions from netizens who hailed the second in command for perfectly highlighting the key issues.

Kaka Japhet: The best manifestos Kenyans have ever had since independence. The next incoming small us in Kenya under the leadership of his excellency William Ruto.

Juvenalis Opiyo: From the look of the things, Raila will be forced to relaunch his manifestos. The 5th Ruto summarized Raila’s manifesto in five Point Plans. Another Kibaki has come in the name William Ruto. A man full of knowledge and wisdom with well articulated manifestos.

David Njoroge: It’s a sign of dedicated, leader whom if given a chance will deliver his promises to all Kenya.

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Deputy President William Ruto during the Kenya Kwanza Alliance manifesto launch PHOTO/COURTESY

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