Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

ODM leader Raila Odinga. /CFM-FILE.

County News

Raila calls for economic reforms to restore livelihoods

NAIROBI, Kenya June 1 – Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga has urged the government to focus on reconstructing the country’s economy which has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Odinga, who spoke during the 58th Madaraka Day fete in Kisumu on Tuesday, said that the government should therefore provide an economic stimulus program to support Kenyans who have been seriously affected by the pandemic.

“Coronavirus pandemic has brought a lot of problems, people have lost their jobs, their loved ones, business, and these people are suffering, the government should have a stimulus program that will reconstruct this economy,” he said.

He also urged the President to come up with an agricultural program similar to the Kazi Mtaani, one that will support young unemployed Kenyans.

Kazi Mtaani was a good program but when it resumes, the government should also come up with Kazi Mashambani which will provide employment to many people who are suffering,” Odinga added.

The former Prime Minister also reaffirmed his commitment to the Building Bridges Initiative saying it provides a good opportunity to unite Kenyans.

“We are confident that we shall defeat the COVID-19 pandemic,” he urged Kenyans to support the BBI Process which has been invalidated by the Constitutional Court.


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


More on Capital News

Top stories

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 – Tingiza Mti dominated the manifesto launch of Roots Party Presidential Candidate George Wajackoyah on Thursday night where he shocked...

August Elections

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 – Roots Party Presidential Candidate George Wajackoyah has rooted for the legalization of Marijuana in the country saying that if...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 – Deputy President William Ruto has vowed to “end all unauthorized evictions and property demolitions” if he clinches the Presidency...

August Elections

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 – Roots Party Presidential candidate George Wajackoyah says he will remove all hyenas in Kenya and export them to China....


We will Legalize Bangi! 1 acre of Bangi can earn you $78,000 or Shs.8 million per harvest. The whole of Nyeri county is 583,000...

August Elections

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 – The Roots Party Presidential candidate George Wajackoyah says he will move Kenya’s Kenya’s capital from Nairobi to Isiolo. Speaking...


The Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate said reforms were necessary to bring down the cost of healthcare.


While outlining his manifesto, Ruto said he will be intentional on preserving and protecting the lives of Kenyans.