Raila promises to solve Maa’s historical land injustices if elected

Raila also promised Livestock insurance scheme.

In Summary

•Raila was speaking in Kajiado on Monday during the Azimio la Umoja rally when he said the Maa people have suffered historical land injustices from the colonial era.

•He said land titles alone will never put food on the table, and he will also ensure that the Maa people will have money in their pockets.

Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga arrives in Kajiado on Monday, May 5, 2022.
Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga arrives in Kajiado on Monday, May 5, 2022.
Image: KURGAT MARINDAY

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga has pledged to revisit all historical land injustices facing the Maa community if elected president in the August 9, polls.

Raila was speaking in Kajiado on Monday during the Azimio la Umoja rally when he said the Maa people have suffered historical land injustices from the colonial era.

“When I take over as the fifth president of the Republic of Kenya, I will ensure that everyone will be issued with title deeds,” Raila said at the rally where Governor Joseph Ole Lenku was launching his second term bid.

He said land titles alone will never put food on the table, and he will also ensure that the Maa people will have money in their pockets.

“They killed the BBI which had good intentions for this country. If the BBI had passed, the counties would have received a fair share of devolution money,” Raila added.

The Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate said once he is elected, he will ensure that equitable shares to the countries are raised from the current 15 per cent to 35 per cent of the national budget.

He said once enough money is given to the counties, health systems, issues of water and roads will be fixed.

“I will also introduce a social welfare scheme that will protect widows, single mothers, and divorcees from the lungs of poverty. They will receive government stipends of Sh6,000."

Raila also told the Maa community that once he takes office after the August 9 general elections, he will immediately introduce the livestock insurance scheme to protect their stocks from devastating droughts.

Speaking during the occasion, Jubilee vice-chair David Murathe said he is aware Kajiado has two Azimio la Umoja governor candidates and none of them is the preferred candidate of the coalition.

“You have invited us to come to Kajiado today, and we will come back again when invited by the other Jubilee governor candidate,” said Murathe.

Murathe said ODM and Jubilee are among the 26 other parties that have joined hands to support the election of Raila as the fifth president of Kenya, and that the two parties have each a gubernatorial candidate.

Others who spoke at the rally include Kitui governor Charity Ngilu, Peter Keneth, nominated senator Judy Pareno and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed.

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