Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Presidential aspirant Jimmy Wanjigi has rubbished a proposal made by Raila Odinga to give Ksh6,000 monthly stipend to jobless youths as well as impoverished families if elected to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in next year's general elections.
Wanjigi said Raila’s proposal is not economically possible to a nation that's already struggling to pay debts. A debt that increased from 48.6 percent of GDP at the end of 2015 to an estimated 72 percent of GDP at the end of 2020.
ODM leader Raila Odinga had outlined the Ksh6,000 as a social welfare programme that he says would bridge the poverty gap in the country.
Raila has been comparng his plan to a free primary education which was first initiated by former President Mwai Kibaki back in 2002.On the other hand Deputy President William Ruto has been charming the youth with his hustler narrative and bottom-up economic approach to counter Raila's plan as the silver bullet to the myriad of challenges affecting them.
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