Raila to launch Azimio manifesto today

Kenya’s Resolution-One presidential candidate Raila Odinga is expected to officially launch his manifesto, a day after he was approved by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to run in the August elections.

Speaking at a meeting with the European Chamber of Commerce last week, Odinga said the manifesto would outline his plan during his first 100 days in office.

The former prime minister and his running mate Martha Karua are expected to highlight their 10-point agenda, which includes ensuring equity in resource allocation among 47 counties.

Odinga said in the past that his administration would implement measures that would facilitate trade flourishing inside and outside Kenya.

The launch of the manifesto comes after Odinga and his running mate Martha Karua were approved by the IEBC to run in the August presidential election.

Speaking after the exercise, Odinga called on the electoral body to carry out its duties in a free and fair manner to ensure that the national elections are credible.

“We are confident that the IEBC has the capacity to conduct free and fair elections. So we would like to encourage you to live according to the scriptures and do what the people of Kenya expect from you, ”Odinga said.

Odinga also called on Kenyans to conduct themselves peacefully during and after the election period, although he defended the publication of presidential campaigns as a target amid concerns about reporting favoritism by one media outlet.

“We would like to see a free and fair election process, we want this exercise to be free as well, we want Kenyans on August 9 to be able to express their will freely, to say freely that this is what Kenyans are doing. they want, ”Odinga said.

He further promised to conduct himself and his followers in a manner consistent with the requirements of electoral laws and regulations.