Raila Odinga: My promise to Kenyans

Raila Odinga

Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

Photo credit: Francis Nderitu | Nation Media Group

Following his endorsement as Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate, ODM party leader Raila Odinga made a raft of promises to Kenyans and political leaders who are backing his candidature in the August 9 General Elections.

Key among them is delivering a resounding victory in the forthcoming elections.

Mr Odinga, who is making a fifth stab at the presidency, buoyed by the support of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Wiper party’s Kalonzo Musyoka, told a rally at Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi on Saturday that he would bravely carry the coalition’s flag.

Here are the promises that Mr Odinga made:

  1. To delivery victory to all those who have entrusted him to carry the mantle.
  2. An economic liberation, the third and last liberation, come August 9.
  3. To ameliorate the lives of slum dwellers by providing them with dignified and affordable housing.
  4. To work with President Kenyatta to find an amicable solution to the troubled boda boda sector.
  5. To put in place a social protection programme to cushion low income earners from the vagaries of economic hardship.
  6. A seven-year loan relief for the youth. 


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