The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga has promised the Kenyan youth a ministry. Speaking on Monday in Maili Tisa, the veteran opposition leader said that he would endure the creation of a minister that would be christened Ministry of Youth Affairs that would handle issues affecting the young people.
Part of the responsibility of the ministry will be to ensure that a certain percentage of government tenders is given to young people. The ministry, he said, would ensure that goods delivered and services offered by the youth would be promptly paid for.
"Young people are at the core of the economic recovery agenda. We will create a ministry of youth affairs to ensure that issues affecting our youth are promptly dealt with. The ministry will also make sure that money owed to the youth by the government for goods and services offered are paid for fast, " the former prime minister Raila Odinga said on Monday.
The Kenyan head of state President Uhuru Kenyatta gestures while making a speech at past function. [Source Courtesy]
Raila Odinga's words come amid an intense clamour for the Mount Kenya region votes. He is in Meru County where he will hold a series of rallies and engage with local leaders in a bid to popularize his presidential bid.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to hand over the reins of power in 2022 when his presidential term expires. He has not yet expressly backed a candidate in the presidential race but he is expected to back the Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga.
The deputy president Dr William Ruto speaks at a past function. [Source Courtesy]
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