President Uhuru and his deputy William Ruto, who made a return to Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Saturday (5/7/17) for their last campaign, indicated that from September, parents will no longer worry about the welfare of their children.
The Head of State added that his regime would increase the uptake of the free maternity programme to include private hospitals since all expectant mothers will receive National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) cover.
“Whether it is a government hospital or private facility, you will all give birth for free. Then we will pay for your children’s education up to university and then pay for a one year internship to those who finish college,” Uhuru said.
“If the government has decided it will pay for you to give birth, pay for your healthcare and take your children to school, my dear Kenyans, if I say your only job will be to give birth and we take care of your children will I be wrong?” he asked.
The Jubilee team vowed to send Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) team to retirement, saying that the Opposition has been an impediment to the realisation of Kenya’s aspirations and dreams.
“Jubilee is the only political party in Kenya that has a track record. The only thing our competitors have more than us is the number of years that they have been in public office. Our competitor has asked why we are connecting Kenyans living in grass-thatched houses with electricity. I want to tell Raila that everyone deserves electricity,” DP Ruto stated.
The two leaders, however, avoided mentioning the challenges that their administration had faced, but dwelt on the future while promoting their achievements.
“In four years, we have raised the number of people connected to the power grid from two million to six million. We will connect every household to electricity by the end of our second term. We have constructed Technical Training Institutes (TTI) in every constituency. From next year, the youth who finish their college studies will not be asked for work experience when looking for jobs because we will ensure they get internship paid for by us,” the President stressed.
They also highlighted that their industrialisation plan has brought 1,432 international companies to set up operations in Kenya and will create 6.5 million jobs in the next five years.
“Kenya has moved up 68 places in the ease of doing business because of the stability we have created and the structures and infrastructure that we have laid, including the Standard Gauge Railway. We will now move to the next step which is creating industrial parks, one here in Nakuru,” promised Ruto.
Nakuru County has 948,668 registered voters and is third to Nairobi and Kiambu in terms of voter numbers.