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Another Presidential Aspirant 'Supports' Ruto in Criticizing Raila Over His Monthly Stipend Pledge

The former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been criticized by a number of political leaders across the divide following his promise that once elected as the fifth president of Kenya he will set aside Sh6,000 monthly for each unemployed youth.

Deputy President William Ruto was among the first presidential aspirants to shoot down Raila's promise stating that it is handout that will not help in reviving the economy, drumming his support for the bottom up economic model.

Amani National Congress party leader and who served as a Finance Minister Musalia Mudavadi joined Ruto stating that the programme Raila was advocating for was impossible owing to the high debt the country has.

On Sunday, ODM's presidential candidate Jimmy Wanjigi joined Ruto and Mudavadi in downplaying Raila's pledge arguing that it is next to impossible as the number of unemployed youths is high.

"I have heard my party leader talk about giving youths Sh6,000 each month. He is in the government already let him do it now. He said that petroleum prices will go down and they did, let him give the youths the money before 2022," said Wanjigi.

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