OKA Promises Free University Education
On Sunday, December 19, one Kenya Alliance (OKA) co-principal, Moses Wetangula, promised free secondary education if the coalition is elected in August 2022.
Wetangula addressed a rally in Thika with OKA co-principals Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), and Gideon Moi (Kanu). Former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo and ex-Kiambu governor William Kabogo were also present.
Wetangula also promised that the National Hospital Insurance Fund would provide affordable health care to all Kenyans (NHIF).
“Just as Kibaki (third President Mwai Kibaki) introduced free primary education, we shall stretch it further to University.”
“We shall prioritize medical covers for everyone under the NHIF to enable Kenyans access quality healthcare at an affordable rate,” the Senator for Bungoma County stated.
Wetangula, who is also the Ford Kenya Party Leader, wooed the Mt Kenya community to rally behind OKA by citing his proven track record as a peacemaker.
“When the post-election violence happened, I brought mediators Koffi Annan (former United Nations Secretary-General), Jakaya Kikwete (former Tanzania President) and John Kuffuor (former Ghana President) who helped us restore peace,” Wetangula rallied the mountain.
Kalonzo asked Raila to retire with President Uhuru Kenyatta in August 2022 at a rally in Thika.
He contended that Kenya would enjoy peace and posterity only if the two leaders stepped down from politics.
“When our friend Uhuru Kenyatta goes home next year, he needs to tag along with his partner Raila Odinga. Me and my friends in OKA have not fallen out with anyone. We’ll ensure the country is heading in the right direction.”
Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, who is expected to run for governor in 2022, invited OKA leaders to Thika. Kabogo served the county in the same capacity from 2013 to 2017, when he was defeated in the 2017 elections by Ferdinand Waititu.
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Raila also promised free university education in November 2021. On Saturday, November 20, 2021, in Trans Nzoia County, the former Prime Minister pledged to provide free education from nursery to university level.
“Every child born in this country will have an equal opportunity from the nursery, primary secondary to university. The funds that are always looted belong to you, hence I promise to seal all those loopholes and channel the funds to my education plan,” he stated.