Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga promises to implement a transformation plan that will change the country’s economic fate for the benefit of all Kenyans in just under five years.
The ODM leader announced that it will give priority to accelerating Kenya’s industrialization agenda and calls it a good foundation for economic development.
Raila, speaking at an event marking his 77th birthday in Bomas, Kenya, described the upcoming general election as a crucial moment for the country. He urged Kenyans from all walks of life to accept and support his candidacy for the presidency to do so.
“On this day (August 9, 2022) we will lay the foundation stone for the transformation of this country. In five years I can promise you a different Kenya. ”A happy Raila told an ecstatic gathering
“Wherever you go, go with the message that August 9th of this year is a day of transformation for this country,” added the former prime minister
Raila expressed confidence that if given a chance, he would lead the country to its third liberation – the economic liberation of Kenya. And he promises to put youth first.
According to the ODM guide, it is possible to industrialize Kenya in a short period of time. He noted that he will build on his vast experience in politics to make this a reality.
“I have the experience. I’ve traveled the world. At the moment I am the high representative of the African Union on infrastructure issues. “It is possible. We can transform this country and make it an industrialized country. We can do it. I know it. I lived in Germany for many years.”
“I understand all of Africa. I have visited Asia and South America. I have also traveled all over Europe. That is why I am telling you that it is possible. I know what I’m talking about. ”He said
He reiterated that it is possible to change the country for the better, but quickly pointed out that Kenyans need to change the way things are done.
“We need to change the way we approach our country’s development. That’s why I came up with a ten-point agenda. I’m talking about Raise Communities, Pocket Money, BabaCare, Work for All, Economy for Mothers, Waste not a Single Child, Education is a non-talkable, Chase Hunger, Water for Every Government, One County, One Product, and the Principle of administrative continuity, ”explained Raila
As an example, he cited South Korea, whose economy was on par with Kenya when the country gained independence in 1963. 58 years later, the ex-prime minister says the South Korean economy is 45 times bigger than Kenya’s.
“When I was Secretary of State for Roads, I went there for help and they gave us $ 50 million to buy road construction equipment, which I took to all counties. This device was made in South Korea. But we still can’t make anything. We talked a lot. ”He charged
According to Raila, Kenya is strategically located in the east and on the coast of Africa. He says there are so many other countries in the hinterland that can offer a large market for goods made in Kenya to be delivered.
“We had already conceived Vision 2030 with former President Mwai Kibaki. So we know where we come from, where we are and where we want to go. We just need the willpower to implement the 2030 vision and we can implement these things and bring Kenya to a middle income status by 2030. “
“China has been able to lift 300 million people out of poverty and into middle income status. China now has the highest median income in the world. 300 billionaires in China in just 30 years, ”he said