Here are Kenyans Who Will Receive Raila's Ksh. 6,000 Every Month

  • File image of Kenyan banknotes held in a hand on January 25, 2020.
    File image of Kenyan banknotes held in a hand on January 25, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
  • Laikipia County Governor, Ndiritu Muriithi, who doubles as the Chairman of the Raila Odinga Presidential Campaign Board, has she more light  on Kenyans who will receive the Ksh6,000 monthly stipend.

    In a radio interview on Monday, March 20, Muriithi explained that the money will only be available for between one and 1.5 million households.

    He noted that the households are those who will have been identified as very poor, as part of the Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate's plan on social protection.

    Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi at the burial of his uncle, Samuel Githinji Kbaki in Othaya, Nyeri on Friday, October 29, 2021

    "(We will) provide social protection, meaning Ksh6,000 per household for the most indigent households estimated at about 1 or 1.5 million households or so that are the poorest of the poorest," he stated.

    This means that should the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila be elected president, his government would spend between Ksh6 billion and 9 billion monthly which translates to Ksh72-108 billion annually on social protection.

    Muriithi explained that the social protection programme was among the three pillars of the former Prime Minister's presidential campaign. The other two are the creation of five million jobs through manufacturing and providing quality healthcare for all Kenyans under a program dubbed 'Baba Care'. 

    On his part, Governor Josphat Nanok, shared the plan of the Deputy President William Ruto, to better the economic state of Kenyans.

    Ruto's Presidential Campaign Director-General noted that Kenya Kenya government would allocate Ksh50 billion of  the annual budget to small businesses in the country.

    "He has said that he will allocate from the budget Ksh50 billion which translates to Ksh100 million to every constituency. This  is sufficient to invigorate the local market and small business which will subsequently generate demand for all other businesses," he stated.

    Notably, Muriithi claimed that Azimio was not making any unattainable promises, adding that he had tried and tested some of the policies in his own county. He opined that Kenya Kwanza was only duplicating some of their policies.

    "As Nanok and I sell our respective positions, you can see that they, for the most part, are the ones copying us. When you press them for actual detail of policies including where they have executed them, they are unable to do it," the Laikipia remarked.

    He further urged the Kenya Kwanza brigade to stop blaming Raila for the failure to execute some of the projects, stating that the latter has not been in government.

    While the presidential aspirants have made promises that call for the allocation of funds, economists have poked holes into the feasibility of the plans. However, Raila and Ruto have both claimed that they know how they will raise the funds amid the county's ballooning debt.

    A photo of Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok at Movenpick during the Council of Governors meeting in Nairobi.
    Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok at Movenpick during the Council of Governors meeting in Nairobi.
    Simon Kiragu