ODM leader Raila Odinga visited Kajiado County on Wednesday to push his Azimio la Umoja gospel and popularise his presidential bid.
Raila held different rallies in Kajiado, starting from KCB grounds in Kajiado, another rally in Isinya town and crowned his Kajiado County visit at Kitengela town.
Raila appealed to the youth in Kajiado to support his presidential bid because his third liberation is economic and is based on the young
“This third liberation is for the youth. We want to empower the youth economically to enable the country to grow financially,” Raila said.
The former premier also pledged that his government will ensure all children in Kenya will enjoy equal opportunity to education.
“Every child born within the republic regardless of the financial status of the parents will have equal opportunity from nursery, primary, secondary, tertiary until university,” Raila said.
The ODM leader also promised to improve livestock farming in Kajiado, since the people of the region are largely livestock farmers. He promised to create more opportunities for the livestock farmers by adding value to their trade.
“The people of Kajiado are livestock farmers and I would like to see livestock farming benefiting our people. We will improve the breed of cattle here so that we can add value to our livestock farming. This will see the introduction of milk processing factories and tanneries for the leather,” Raila said.
Raila also pledged to resolve the water crisis in the region by constructing dams and creating more avenues to harvest water during the rainy season to ensure there is enough water for the livestock when drought comes by.
“We would also like to solve the issue of water shortage during drought by constructing dams and harvesting water to sustain the livestock during that time,” the former premier said.
Raila also promised the people of Kajiado that they will also benefit from Amboseli National Park.
“You have the Amboseli National Park, which does not benefit you. We will ensure it does by following the example of Maasai Mara. At the same time, KWS should care more about human life than wild animals. People affected by the animal invasion to be compensated by the government,” Raila said.
Other political leaders including Joseph Ole Lenku, Keriako Tobiko, Babu Owino, Hassan Joho, Kanini Kega, Ledama Olekina among others accompanied Raila to Kajiado.