Presidential candidate Mwaure to jail Covid-19 billionaires
Presidential candidate David Mwaure Waihiga has vowed to jail all persons found guilty of stealing funds allocated towards eradicating Covid-19 within his first 100 days in office if elected in the August 2022 polls.
The Agano party presidential candidate is among four candidates cleared by Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) to contest for the presidency.
He’s also promised to roll out free education up to university level and sack all corrupt civil servants.
“I will apprehend all those who acquired Covid-19 funds illegally. The funds were meant to help innocent Kenyans yet they used the money for their benefit,” said Mr Mwaure.
There have been reports that millions of shillings meant to address the pandemic ended up in people’s pockets.
President Uhuru Kenyatta promised stern action against the perpetrators but that is yet to happen.
Others presidential candidates cleared by the IEBC to contest are George Wajackoyah, Raila Odinga and William Ruto.
Wajackoyah, a renowned lawyer and former policeman, has promised to tackle corruption, reduce working days to four a week (instead of the current five), and commercialize the production of marijuana.
Mr Odinga has promised to roll out an economic stimulus and recovery plan aimed at maximizing production in all sectors including agriculture, manufacturing and the digital economy, review the cost of living with a special focus on the pressure of fuel, maize flour, mobile data and energy among others.
Dr Ruto, the outgoing Deputy President, has pledged to establish a Sh50 billion Hustlers’ Fund that will empower small scale businesses, solve the two-thirds gender rule, build the country’s economy among others.