President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday evening unveiled the Jubilee Party’s manifesto at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
The Jubilee manifesto is anchored on three pillars; Transforming Lives, Transforming Society and Transforming the Nation and has 10 key points.
- To create 1.3 million jobs every year and work with county governments to establish at least one industry in every county.
- To establish a government sponsored apprenticeship programme of up to 12 months for all University and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates.
- To double the number of vulnerable citizens supported through the cash transfer programme (Inua Jamii) from 700,000 to 1,400,000. This will include all citizens above the age of 70; in addition, all citizens above the age of 70 will obtain health insurance cover through the NHIF.
- To expand the free primary school programme to include free day public secondary schools in Kenya.
- To facilitate mass housing production of at least 500,000 affordable homes in 5 years across the country by working in partnership with financial institutions, private developers, manufacturers of building materials and cooperatives to deliver homes faster and reduce the cost of construction by at least 50%.
- To expand free maternity care to include government funded NHIF cover for every expectant mother for one year.
- To ensure every citizen is connected to reliable and affordable electricity (on or off-grid) by 2020.
- To expand food and agricultural production, double the fertiliser subsidy initiative, reducing the cost to farmers to less than Ksh1, 500. Expand the programme to include all crops with a resultant increase in production and support the expansion and capacity of local fertiliser manufacture.
- To complete the 57-large-scale dam construction programme, support small-holder agricultural irrigation and work with the private sector to enhance food and agricultural production on at least 1.2 million acres.
- To make government more transparent and accountable through the digitisation of all government procurement; expand and deliver e-government services through the growing network of Huduma Centres.
Under Transforming Lives pillar, the Jubilee Party promises to transform health services, provide education and training for the 21st Century and to provide affordable, decent housing for Kenyans, ensuring safe and sufficient water for all, empowering youth, empowering women, promote sport, culture and the arts.
Under the Transforming Society pillar, the Jubilee Party promised to improve Governance, enhance justice and the fight against corruption, building a public service that is fit for service, building a united and cohesive nation, boost security and policing and continue support to devolution to bring government closer to the people.
Under the Transforming the Nation pillar, the Jubilee Party promises to take measures to make the economy more broad-based, inclusive and modern, building Kenya’s infrastructure for the 21st century, to transform Kenya’s Industry – Build Kenya, Buy Kenya, continue with reforms on land, agriculture and the environment, develop the blue economy, strengthen foreign relations and trade and build Africa’s silicon savannah and continue making the tourism sector more vibrant.
Deputy President William Ruto praised the Jubilee Manifesto as the best Kenyans can get from any party adding that it builds on the progress achieved in the last four and half years.
“We have a superior plan that our competitors can only copy. We welcome them to copy because it is the best,” said the Deputy President.