Well, last night, the NASA presidential candidate Raila Amollo Odinga was on Citizen TV for an interview with Hussein Mohammed where he talked diversely but what caught the ears of many Kenyans is his pledge to tremendously reduce the skyrocketing cost of living every Kenyan is experiencing.
In an approach to reduce the cost of living, Raila asserted that his administration would lower the cost of basic commodities especially food by lowering production cost, subsidizing seeds as well as fertilizer in the first 90 days.
He further pointed out that urban rent rates in the country were too high for common Mwananchi to afford and therefore his government would cap urban house rent rates.
With respect to rampant corruption in the country, Raila stated that lack of committed leadership hindered the fight against corruption and that the body that is tasked with fighting corruption in the country – Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission [EACC] was damn too corrupt to even investigate or prosecute corrupt government officials. He assured Kenyans that immediately after ascending to power, his administration would reconstitute EACC and make sure that all individuals named in corruption scandals including Eurobond scandal, NYS scandal, Anglo-Leasing Scandal, Tokyo Embassy Scandal, Maize Scandal, SGR scandal, Mafya House scandal, Hustler’s Jet scandal etc were indicted.
We hope and pray that Kenyans will vote for change this August.