Few days after the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga promised to give unemployed youths a monthly stipend of Sh6,000 if he wins the presidency in 2022, political leaders across the divide are still expressing their opinions.
The former Finance Minister and 2022 presidential aspirant Musalia Mudavadi dismissed Raila's promise stating that it is next to impossible, owing to the state of the country's economy.
In an exclusive interview with Capital News on Tuesday, the ANC party leader stated that there is no donor who can be convinced of such a move, adding that the country is not in a position to fund that programme.
"So what happens to the taxes we collect, they go to repaying the public debt, those taxes are also supposed to repay salaries and also provide money for operations and maintenance. So where will you get that extra money which supposedly must be free?" Said Mudavadi.
The OKA principal added that it was unfortunate for leaders seeking the presidency to advocate for unrealistic promises instead of advancing an agenda that will change lives through a legit way by first reviving the economy.
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