Presidential hopefuls in the 2022 elections have given spectacular promises in the hunt for votes.
They include pension, wheelbarrows, social fund, and even curses.
Mwangi Wa Iria
Murang’a governor Mwangi Wa Iria said all the Mt Kenya residents who will fail to back his presidential bid will receive curses.
“I swear to God if Mt Kenya people fail to give me their votes, they will be cursed,” the second governor said.
One cow per household
Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria added he will provide every household with one cow if elected.
“Some say that they will give out Sh 6,000 to the needy but my government will provide every Kenyan citizen with a cow. One home, one cow, and I will make this come true,” Wa Iria stated on January 5.
ODM leader Raila Odinga
Sh 6, 000 social fund for every unemployed
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has promised every unemployed Kenyan Sh 6, 000 per month, if he is elected.
“Mtu ambaye hana mali atakuwa anapata kutoka serikali kila mwezi shilingi 6,000. Najua mahali pesa iko,” Odinga insisted on November 16.
“Wale ambao wamefukuza watu wetu mahali… wale ambao mali yao na mashamba yao yalichukuliwa… waterejeshewa,”
Free health insurance for poor Kenyans
The ODM leader adds every Kenyan will be put under compulsory medical insurance cover by the government.
“Those who cannot afford it will be paid for by the government,” stated Raila on November 21, 2021.
Interest free loans
The ODM leader added that the government will provide interest free loans if elected. The SMEs will have a seven-year period to repay the loan.
Machakos governor Alfred Mutua
Sh 500, 000 upto Sh 1 million for newly wedded
Machakos governor Alfred Mutua has promised newlyweds between 500,000 and one million shillings.
Senator Gideon Moi
Maziwa ya Nyayo
The Kanu party leader Gideon Moi has promised to reintroduce free milk program. Gideon believes that the program known as maziwa ya nyanyo will boost enrolment among primary schools in the country.