Wanjigi pledges to create 13 million job opportunities if elected president

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Kenya’s presidential candidate Jimmy Wanjigi has promised to create 13 million jobs if elected to be the country’s fifth president.

Wanjigi said he will create jobs and self-employment opportunities for at least one member of every family.

“The Constitution in Article 55 stipulates that the State shall take whatever measures including affirmative action programmes to ensure that the youth access various resources including employment opportunities and participate in development processes. Kenya has approximately 13 million households and that will translate to 13 million jobs,” He said.

He stated that he will focus on direct impacts targeting construction workers, hospital staff, police service ratios, farmers, and the supply chain jobs, then measure the impact of the incremental paychecks in the community, which has an effect on housing, and markets, transport, restaurants and retail.

He added that his presidency will also prioritize subsistence farming data, productivity, value addition and reduce the cost of inputs through local manufacturing.

He blamed the unequal distribution of wealth for the rising poor social development in the country.

Wanjigi is among 53 presidential candidates seeking to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta whose tenure will expire in August.

Kenya will hold its general elections on August 9, 2022.

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