Raila Odinga Pledges KSh 6k Monthly to Every Unemployed Kenyan When He Becomes President
ODM leader Raila Odinga pledged KSh 6,000 to every jobless Kenyan through a social welfare state He said though his government will focus on the creation of jobs, he will also ensure that every unemployed Kenyan gets a monthly stipend The Opposition leader said this during a popularisation visit in Naivasha on Saturday, October 9.
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has pledged a KSh 6,000 monthly stipend to all jobless Kenyans should he clinch the presidency in 2022. Raila Odinga said every jobless Kenyan will get a monthly stipend from the government.
While promising to create more job opportunities for the youth if he becomes Kenya’s fifth president, the Orange supremo said he will also look into the needs of jobless Kenyans and ensure they get a monthly stipend from the government. Speaking at Naivasha during a popularisation visit on Saturday, October 9, the Opposition leader said the creation of a social welfare state will facilitate the disbursement of the KSh 6,000 to help unemployed Kenyans survive.
We want every Kenyan to get a job but for those who are unemployed, there will be a social welfare state through which they will get KSh 6,000 monthly stipend,” he said.
Raila’s 2022 youth agenda A few weeks ago, Raila also conveyed his 2022 youth agenda which is centred on creating job opportunities and solve the unemployment menace in Kenya. Raila, who shared some of his youth-oriented plans that will work in favour of the young people said for starters, there was a need to create a tax holiday for youth enterprises and also the formation of a youth commission. Additionally, the Opposition leader said a National Boda Boda Fund and a Local Boda Boda Assembly were paramount in the empowerment of the millions of boda boda riders in the country.
“With the help of the national government and private sector, roll out a 10,000 per year Kenya National Youth Internship Program (KNIP),” he said, further proposing the revamping industries for made in Kenya products to create employment opportunities. Inside the ODM leader’s youth agenda is a plan to review the HELB loans by expanding the limit to reflect the high cost of living in Kenya.