President-elect William Ruto launched his five-point manifesto on June 30. Dubbed ‘The Plan’, Ruto said Kenya’s economic challenges require immediate attention and one of his priorities as President will be to revive the economy in a post-Covid era.
He said he will make a decisive break from the business-as-usual economic policies and carry out bold economic reforms in a coherent fashion, to accelerate job creation and leave no one behind in the empowerment process.
Below is a summary of Ruto’s key pledges
Investing at least Sh250 billion in five years effective 2023 to boost Agriculture and food security
Provideing Sh50b annually to provide MSMEs with reliable access to credit
Building e 250,000 new affordable houses every year through public-private partnership
Setting up a settlement fund to acquire land and resettle up to one million landless families
Mandatory national insurance (NHIF)
Establishment of new level 6 hospitals in six new sites and hiring an initial 20,000 health care workers
Constructing a 100,000-kilometer fiber optic connectivity network
Bridging current teacher shortage gap within two financial years
Doubling the amount of money allocated to the school feeding programme
Appointing all judges nominated by JSC for appointment to the Court of Appeal within seven days
Lower cadre officers (sergeant and below) to be given the option of serving in their home counties from age 50