RAILA PLANS TO REVIVE BBI IF HE WINS
ODM leader Raila Odinga promises to revive BBI if he is elected into office next year. The former Prime minister spoke during his Azimio la Umoja Campaigns in West Pokot county.
With the 2022 general elections fast approaching, presidential aspirants are doing their best to endear themselves to Kenyans, in the hope of being elected into the most coveted seat in the country.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga yesterday pledged to implement some of the key proposals in the BBI initiative if his party is elected into office next year.
ODM leader Raila Odinga in West Pokot county during his Azimio la Umoja Campaigns photo courtesy
Some of the key proposals he mentioned include allocation of at least 35% of national revenues to counties, implementation of a seven-year tax holiday for youth-owned businesses,enhancement of the Equalisation fund and provision of affordable loans to small and medium-sized enterprises. He also defended his social protection fund program where families without income will be receiving ksh 6000 monthly from the government.
"We had proposed to raise funds coming to counties from 15% to a minimum of 35% They shot it down but I would like to assure Kenyans that BBI will be back to ensure that more funds are made available to county governments" Raila said while speaking in West Pokot county during his Azimio la Umoja Campaigns.
West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo during the event photo courtesy
The former prime minister said that the problems we are facing as a country can only be solved if the BBI proposals are actualised through his Uchumi Mashinani(rural economy) programme.
He was accompanied by area governor John Lonyangapuo, Kakamega governor Wycliff Oparanya, Elgeyo Marakwet's Alex Tolgos. Also present were MP's Junet Mohammed of Suna East, David Pkosing of Pokot South, Stanley Muthama of Lamu East, Nominated MP Maina Kamanda, Senator Samuel Poghisio and former Tiaty MP Asman Kamama.