Raila’s Free Education, Baba Care Pledges Excite Uasin Gishu Locals


A section of Uasin Gishu County residents has been impressed by Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s agenda that seeks to among others improve the health sector by making it affordable and easily accessible.

The residents also hailed Raila’s promise of a free education policy from kindergarten to university.

Everyone knows that we have two things that usually make us run bankrupt, that’s school fees and hospital bills in case of sickness, and anybody who will save us from these two bills we will vote them in,” said Oyula, a local in Eldoret town.

Raila with Karua during recent unveiling of Azimio running mate.

The residents cited that the sectors of health and education are crucial, noting that most Kenyans spend nearly more than half of their  earnings on school fees and  medical bills – hindering many from venturing into development activities.

Am going to vote in Raila because of his agenda of free education from nursery to university. I never went to school because I didn’t have school fees, and it is going to come through since Raila keeps his promises. He promised free secondary education with the former president the late Mwai Kibaki and indeed we have had free  secondary and  primary education,” noted Mzee Sudi.

Baba care is good at least it will favor and help the poor to access health care across the country,” added Magdalene, another local.

Free education is the best service we can get from our government. We will have more educated Kenyans now seeking jobs outside the country and earn a lot of foreign exchange needed for economic growth,” said another local.

Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga

The former Prime Minister unveiled his manifesto on Monday, June 6, 2022 pledging that his administration will enforce zero tolerance to corruption, scale up universal health care and expand the space for media expression.

Workers in the Jua kali sector also expressed optimism that Azimio manifesto, if implemented, will open opportunities for  them to access government tenders.

According to yesterday’s Railas manifesto, we have three areas that affect us directly, one is about the MSMEs Fund. If we get  this money and are guided on how to spend it ,that will be a great boost. Secondly, we have skills but can’t access or get contracts from the county government because we do not have certificates. The certification to the Juakali workers will be a  great opportunity,” said Kariuki, a jua kali artisan in Eldoret town.

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