Ruto says Kenya Kwanza will ‘get the country back on track’
Vice President William Ruto has promised to put in place policies that will reduce the economic burden on Kenyans if they are elected president in the August 2022 general election.
Ruto blamed the high cost of living and unemployment on what he described as misplaced priorities by “greedy” people in government.
The Vice President said Kenya Kwanza would tackle the high cost of living by investing in agriculture to ensure we produce enough food and therefore bring down food prices.
He promised to invest Ksh 100 billion in labor intensive programs that will create additional jobs for our young people.
“This year we have the opportunity to form a government that will think about creating jobs for young people, a government that understands that Kenyans are hit by the high cost of living.” He said
Ruto further noted that the failure to fully implement the Big Four agenda has deprived millions of Kenyans of jobs.
“They decided that the priority of the government would be to modify the Constitution. This year, the priority is job creation. He added
Musalia Mudavadi of the ANC said the Kenya Kwanza Alliance has come together to form a people-centred government that will address the challenges faced by ordinary citizens.
“We don’t want a puppet president who will be controlled. We want a leader who will represent the interests of the people. He said:
Wetang’ula said Azimio la Umoja coalition flag bearer Raila Odinga was not the right person to lead the country after President Uhuru Kenyatta accused him of not having a plan to create jobs and cope with the high cost of living.
Ford Kenya party leader said Mr Odinga was keen to maintain the status quo instead of making changes.
At the same time, leaders of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance have asked Odinga to pledge to Kenyans not to stage protests leading to violence if he loses the election.
“We want Mr Raila to promise that if he loses the election he will accept the results. That you will not hold protests, take oaths or demand handshakes. Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua said
For his part, Tharaka Nithi Senator Kindiki Kithure asked Raila not to give ultimatums to accept the election results.
“Don’t give conditions, you must accept the election results unconditionally. When Dr. Ruto defeats you, don’t stage protests. He said