Raila promises to improve livelihoods at the coast using blue economy model
ODM leader Raila Odinga has promised to improve the living standards of Malindi residents using the 'blue economy' model if he becomes president in the coming 2022 elections.
Speaking in Malindi on Monday, Odinga reiterated his blue economy blueprint for the region, which majors on the fishing industry, claiming it untapped and at the top of his list.
"Tunataka kujenga uchumi samawati hapa kwetu. Tutajenga viwanda ambazo zitawapa kazi vijana na kina mama hapa," he said.
Odinga further drummed up support for his social welfare development plan on giving a Ksh6,000 stipend to low-earning Kenyans, terming it the best economic development plan the county needs.
He bashed those criticizing the strategy saying he has robustly analyzed the plan and he cannot give Kenyans blunt promises.
"Nimeona wapinzani wangu wanasema ati hio ni porojo na itazidisha gharama ya serikali,....mimi najua pale pesa iko, siwezi kueneza porojo, yale ninasema ni ahadi ya kweli," Raila said.
The ODM chief who took his 'Azimio La Umoja' campaigns in Kilifi county was accompanied by Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and Siaya senator James Orengo and other ODM members. He will make stop-overs in Kilifi and later conclude in Kwale.