List of promises by president-elect Ruto in his manifesto
While campaigning for the presidential seat, William Ruto, the announced President Elect, through his Kenya Kwanza coalition launched its ‘Bottom up Economic Transformation Agenda 2022-20227.”
Below is what his manifesto was geared having a keen look at seven key areas which included; agriculture, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), housing and settlement, healthcare, digital superhighway, creative economy, service economy and climate change.
With the cost of living choking Kenyans, Ruto promised to bring down the cost of living within 100 days of office.
Additionally, Ruto proposed fully-financed primary healthcare that accords patients a choice between public and private facilities as well as more financial input on conditions such as HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, family planning, immunisation and nutrition programs.
Among other major promises by Ruto is a pledge to reduce monthly contributions to the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) from Sh500 per person to Sh300 per household.
In the education sector, Ruto promised to improve the capacity of day secondary schools to guarantee access to affordable and quality education to many in the country.
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) would be scrapped and replaced with a universal fund covering pension, occupational hazards and unemployment insurance.
Women will also enjoy equal rights as men during land transactions, at least 50 per cent of his Cabinet will be made up of women, while appointive positions in the public sector will adhere to the two-thirds gender rule.
In his key agendas, Ruto plans on injecting billions to pump up their sectors with ‘hustlers’ so that SMEs reap from it.
The manifesto promised to invest Sh250 billion for accessible and adequate housing in the 2023/24 financial year.