In the event that they are elected president in August, both Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto have pledged what they will accomplish in their first 100 days in office.
Both candidates have pledged programs aimed at the underprivileged, women, young people, and small-scale entrepreneurs as well as incentives for industry, agriculture, and other important economic drivers in order to gain support for their presidential campaigns.
For instance, within his first 100 days in office, Raila has pledged to authorize funding to raise the monthly stipend for low-income families from KSh2,000 to KSh6,000.
Additionally, he has promised to reinstate the Guaranteed Minimum Returns program for farmers, hire all unemployed teachers, and provide “Baba Care,” or national health insurance.
The ODM leader has further promised to improve security, fight corruption, introduce a digital economy, support Medium and Small Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) and introduce a livestock insurance scheme.
On the other hand, Ruto has pledged to establish a KSh 50 billion Hustlers’ Fund as well as allocate 50 percent of his Cabinet to women.
The DP has further pledged to implement the problematic two-thirds gender rule for appointive and elected officials, and halt allegedly selective investigation and prosecution of corruption cases.
He further said he will allocate funds to all the 47 counties for the realization of economic charters, and appoint the six nominated judges that President Uhuru Kenyatta rejected.
While Ruto has been evasive about how, if elected, he would implement his Hustlers Fund, Raila has pledged to utilize the KSh2 billion President Uhuru claimed are stolen every day to carry out his plan.