In one of the most unique campaign strategies of his career, Raila Amollo Odinga on Tuesday made yet another promise to give the South of Kenya 4 dockets at Chief Secretary commonly known as CS.
This promise, like the two before it, has set eyes rolling and evoked images of Deputy President Dr. William Ruto in the 2013 campaigns. Ruto flagrantly made promises that he well-knew to be unimplementable.
During the 2012 campaigns as a running mate to President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto promised World-class stadia in each of the 47 Counties. He also made some weird promises such as providing 2million jobs per year, health care personnel with adequate compensation, giving each school-going child a laptop, free maternal care among others.
Most of the time Ruto would like to take credit for the impressive development record of Uhuru.
Raila has lately borrowed Ruto's cue and is making promises which require policy enactment to be real. One week ago the ODM Supremo, in what now appears to have been a slip of the tongue promised that this week the new hiked petroleum prices will come down.
He also publicly announced that once he took over the reins of power every youth in the nation will qualify for a monthly stipend of KES 6,000. Considering the youth make close to half of the entire population, that translates to a wage-bill that runs into billions.
Now see this; Raila just promise to the youth of Kenya in a government that will be run by his agemates.
For now, there is no statistical evidence that indicates Raila's promises are any better than Ruto's.
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