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10 promises Raila made during TV interview on Thursday night

Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga appeared on Citizen TV for a wide-ranging interview. The former Prime Minister made pledges of bringing down the cost of living including rent and food within 90 days.

He also dismissed the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) as corrupt and vowed that his administration would overhaul it.

Below are the 10 key statements he made during the interview:

1. In 2003 as Roads Minister I found the cost of constructing roads at Sh50 million, I reduced it to Sh25 million. Now it’s at Sh200 million per km.

2. Fighting graft in this country is not hindered by lack of laws, but lack of committed leadership. EACC is a joke. EACC itself is corrupt. They play political games and when we enter government we will completely overhaul it!

3. NASA will ensure that it secures convictions for people involved in corruption. There is evidence on National Youth Service Eurobond, where are the convictions?

4. 2017 (election) is a two horse race. This has never happened in Kenya since the advent of Multipartism.

5. NASA is home to people from all over the country. We have scrutinized the numbers and are certain that we are now assured of 10 million votes. We have made headway in former Jubilee strongholds like Pokot, Marakwet, Meru, Tharaka Nithi. Nakuru is also leaning towards Nasa.

6. In the first 90 days, rent will also come down; we brought it down in Kibra, we can do it again.

7. We thank Kenyans for the love and support they showed us when my daughter Rosemary fell sick. Rosemary is better now. She moved out of hospital and is now living in an apartment in South Africa.

8. In the first 90 days of Nasa administration, we will bring down the cost of essential commodities.

9. I am confident that we will stop the rigging, and we will accept the results of an election devoid of rigging.

10. I will be supporting ODM candidates. However, I have nothing against those who decided to run as Independent candidates.