Jubilee Coalition Manifesto


Shared Manifesto of the Coalition between The National Alliance (TNA) The United Republican Party (URP), The National Rainbow Coalition(NARC) and The Republican Congress Party (RC)

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Jubilee coalition manifesto

Jubilee coalition manifesto

The first pillar of the Jubilee Coalition – UMOJA (UNITY)

TheCoalition Government will:

  • Use affirmative action to ensure that under-represented and  groups  properly represented in every respect.
  • Make sure that all IDPs (Mau Forest Evictees, PEV IDPs, squatters in the Coastal counties are settled and where possible return to their homes  accordance with the law and have a decent place to live when they do.
  • Ensure that 30% of all appointees to public bodies and parastatals are women
  • Actively promote the appointment of young people, disabled and marginalised groups to public positions.

Security: Keeping Kenya safe and secure

The coalition will

  • Equip and modernise the security forces, especially through increase motorization which will dramatically enhance the ability to tackle crime in a more efficient and focused manner.
  • Ensure that the security forces adopt a “Buy Kenyan procurement and maintenance sub-contracting policy to support domestic businesses.
  • Shake up the NIS and enhance and invest in the specialist Anti-Terrorism Unit with the professional expertise to tackle groups such as Al-Shabaab.
  • Pass a new Prevention of Terrorism Act to give the police and other security forces the powers needed to keep the Kenyan population safe, at the same time ensure that no Kenyans are unfairly targeted or harassed.
  • Improve police pay and conditions of service.
  • Strengthen the new Independent Police Complaints Authority to provide independent capacity to investigate instances of corruption and harassment, with the power to suspend officers and refer cases to the Director of Public Prosecution.
  • Incorporate CCTV technology in the fight against crime. Provide Government funded life insurance cover for disciplined forces personnel so as to secure their livelihoods and their families health.
  • Create a new Border Security Force to defend the nations borders and provide additional security support to border counties.
  • Promote tenets of family values such as honesty, a positive and production based work ethic, and responsibility, so as to weaken the roots of crime and foster harmony through social justice, fairness and equitable distribution of resources.
  • Increase the police-citizen ratio from 1:1 150 to a ratio of 1:800 citizens within five years recruiting extra 15,000 police officers per annum and enhance efficiency by providing modern security equipment and transport, including at least two police vehicles per ward.
  • Encourage participation in periodical capacity development programmes to maintain good order in the disciplined forces.
  • Establish functional linkages through training and through the command structure of the  various disciplines of the armed forces to create synergy, efficacy and cooperation, so as to maximise their respective capacities.
  • Rationalize security budgets and subject procurement of security equipment and services to public scrutiny and oversights mechanisms and ensure competitive bidding so as to promote transparency, eliminate wastage and guarantee quality and value for public funds. Large  security contracts shall be subjected to scrutiny by the relevant parliamentary committees and oversight bodies.
  • Introduce bolus technology to deal with cattle rustling and other forms of livestock theft

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Second pillar of the coalition – UCHUMI ( Economy)

Growth and Development: Building an enterprise economy

The Coalition Government will:

  • Promote the creation of a Single East African Market (SEAM), totally phasing out tariffs and barriers among East African Community member countries and moving towards the creation of a single regional currency.
  •  Target a 7-10 per cent growth rate in the first two years of the Jubilee
  • Government in order to create 1 million new jobs for our youth.
  • Cut waste and fight corruption so that public resources are spent wisely
  • and properly.
  • Reduce the public deficit so that the Government spends more money on services instead of paying off Kenyas debts.
  • Keeping the exchange rate stable and control the flow of money into the economy in order to lower interest rates and keep inflation in check.

Create the 1 million new jobs by:

  • Actively growing Kenyas manufacturing sector through tax incentives and grants for overseas companies to establish industrial plants in the country that will supply our own and the wider East African economy.
  • Creating a reliable energy infrastructure by extending the national grid network and promoting renewable energy. This will enable the private sector to plan and invest for growth.
  • Implementing a “Buy Kenya” policy for both Government and parastatals, where Kenyan goods and services are accorded first priority.
  • We will encourage a regime that only looks outside Kenya if goods and services cannot be found locally at a reasonable rate.
  •  Introducing a policy where at least 10% of Government procurement is acquired from entities established under the youth enterprise fund.

Encourage enterprise by:

  • Expanding the economy and promoting industries so that jobs and business opportunities are created. We will transform the Youth Enterprise Development Fund and Kenya Industrial Estates into a new national enterprise agency Biashara Kenya. This agency will catalyse further economic growth.
  • Retaining a youth focus by placing representatives from the National Youth Sector Alliance on the new agencys board.
  • Giving tax breaks/holidays to our young people to encourage them to initiate start-up businesses. To sustain this, the Coalition Government will introduce a policy of purchasing locally manufactured goods and services.
  • Making the Public Procurement regime open, transparent and corruption-free in order to ensure that all deserving young entrepreneurs have -the opportunity to secure Government tenders.
  • Developing special Industrial Parks and clusters in the counties that will target young people and women who start small businesses and providing access to electricity, water, capital equipment and clean sanitary environments and improved access roads. This will boost growth at the county level and help to stem rural-urban migration, itself a significant strain on Kenyas major towns.
  • Create a National Trust Fund from a significant portion of proceeds from Government sale of its shares and assets of parastatals. The fund will be appropriated in the name of every citizen in the nature of pension funds, CDS accounts, and other Social Security Funds.
  • With immediate effect, activating the 30% procurement rule in Government procurement policy. In specific projects like water harvesting and renewable energy, women entrepreneurs will be given priority. We will also review the Womens Enterprise Fund to assist women entrepreneurs seeking large contracts and business.
  • Equipping investment parks with major capital items required in operating small businesses such as motor mechanics, plumbing, artisans, leather and wood works, carpentry and similar trades. We will, for instance, provide tools for technicians and ICT-based enterprises.
  • Providing training services and creating market for locally producer? goods and services internally, regionally and internationally . We will promote brand-names of locally manufactured, products to boost incomes for promising artisans. More specifically, we will create markets for Jua Kali products, male and female body care products, coffee houses and milk-bars.
  • Building on the Economic Stimulus Program (ESP) by establishing local economic development agencies at a county level so that every county and constituency will have access to crucial facilities and services.
  • Introducing tax breaks for companies that establish apprenticeship programmes for young people equipping young people with necessary skills and technology
  • Encouraging the development of micro-financial schemes for new businesses and farmers along the lines of tire renowned and successful Grameen Bank model.

Manufacturing: Sparking an industrial revolution

The Coalition government will:

  • Improve our energy infrastructure and promote alternative energy sources so as to create the adequate and cost-effective energy supply regime necessary for industrial take-off.
  • Improve other infrastructure services for business, such as roads, rail and water supply.
  • Enact new Public Private Partnership (PPP) legislation to encourage private investment in public projects, speeding up the delivery of infrastructure urgently needed to achieve Kenya Vision 2030.
  • Establish a Kenya Development Bank to provide currently unavailable finance to the private sector for all types of capital projects, including infrastructure development.
  • Help Kenya’s business sector become as competitive as possible by reducing business taxation, removing unnecessary regulation and encouraging competition through new enterprise zones in each county.
  • Introduce tax incentives to encourage investment and growth in the manufacturing and service sectors, which will enable  the Coalitions pledge of creating 1 million new jobs to become a reality.
  • Pursue exchange rate stabilization policy and monetary policy that will lower interest rates.
  • Bolster funding for the Anti-Counterfeit Agency to fight counterfeiting.
  • Provide loans and grants to new small businesses through the new development agency – Biashara Kenya.

 Information and Communication Technology

The Coalition Government will:

  • Increase human resource capacity in ICT through improved ICT education in schools and training for teachers.
  • Establish a universal single registration system activated at birth which will streamline registration, National ID registration, voter registration, NHIF, NSSF, and any other tax or commercial related registration.
  • Expand the fiber optic network to cover hospitals, schools and police stations.
  • Progressively roll out free WI-FI in major towns within the next 5 years.
  • Create incubation hubs for ICT start-ups in each county through the new Biashara Kenya agency.
  • Instigate a buy local policy for Government and patastatals enabling local Kenyan ICT companies to become suppliers.
  • Streamline Government by creating a single electronic records system across all Departments and deploying the IFMS, which tracks public spending to local and  county Governments.
  • Develop ICT Incubation hubs at county level with the plan of extending these to constituency levels to empower our youth with the necessary training and work experience to develop market ready ICT services and products.
  • Develop our Human Resource Capacity through education to improve the ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment. Literacy includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments. This will lead to a more efficient Government and Businesses.
  • Tackle corruption through deployment of IFMIS at the Central and County Government levels. Using technology, we will allow the public to walk with the Government through every step of the tendering process and to track every tax shilling spent by the county Governments and national Government.
  • Embark on Digital Government programme by cleaning up and managing databases that will be stored in a secure and centralized location and which can be accessed and used by all ministries and branches of Government. This will make Government more efficient.
  • Investing and facilitating a digital economy by empowering our youth to develop software that is market ready and, which the Government and County Governments will be primary consumers of these software/products.
  • Create employment for our youth through ICT related jobs in Government and the corporate world supported by education and professional development programmes as well as granting them the necessary work experience.

Tourism: Only Kenya will do

The Coalition Government will:

  • Promote Kenya as an end destination rather than a stop over with the aim of doubling the number of tourists to 3 million visitors a year.
  • Provide incentives to encourage investment in tourist accommodation to increase hotel bed capacity across the country.
  • Introduce incentives, diversify products and improve other infrastructure requirements to encourage such investments that will attract high-value tourism such as business conferences, sports tourism and medical tourism.
  • Enhance the mandate and increase the funding of the Kenya Tourist Board to enable it to promote a diversified range of tourist destinations beyond our beautiful national parks and promote investment in high quality alternative attractions.
  • Enhance security so that tourists feel safe visiting our country.
  • This includes protecting not only tourists visiting Kenya, but the environment itself, and ensuring that the appropriate conservation measures are in place at all times.
  • Promote alternative income of communities living around game arks and wildlife reserves to ensure they are not a threat to natural habitats and expand the system of direct benefits to locals to include National Parks.
  • Increase Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) capacity by introducing an air unit, provision of body armour for wardens and competitive perks for
  • KWS staff. Also introduce robot decoys by 2015 as a pilot program to curb poaching.
  •  Design and introduce an elaborate KWS-based intelligence network to monitor animals, deter intrusion and stop threats to parks.
  • Lobby internationally to stop trade of ivory and other products of poaching.

Land Reforms: : A property owning democracy

The Coalition Government will:

As regards General land policies the Coalition Government

  • Establish and reinforce a mandatory national land title register.
  • Computerize and the land registry and management system.

As regards Private land the Coalition Government will:

  • Reform Land Control Boards and abolish search fees.
  • Control development through local county zoning policies.
  • Introduce a system of planning gain so that developers contribute to County Infrastructure Funds as part of the planning permission process.

As regards Public land the Coalition Government will:

  • Repossess illegally occupied public land without compensation.
  •  Prosecute land grabbers, especially Government officials.

As regards Community land the Coalition Government will:

  • Immediately embark on adjudication 86 titling of Community Land.
  • Give communities, rather than the National Land Commission, the titles to Community-held lands.
  • Give every Kenyan the right to lease a reasonable holding of land in their community.
  • Provide funding to counties to complete the process-of registering and unregistering community land.
  • Facilitate the resolution of property disputes over community land by creating special community land tribunals, working with traditional leaders and others.
  • Provide infrastructure and key services such as water and electricity to induce the actualization of property rights.

 Energy: Power for all

The Coalition Government will:

  • Ensure every Kenyan has access to electricity by 2020.
  • Expand electricity production capacity to IOGW over the next decade and then to 25GV by 2030, thereby transforming Kenya into a net exporter of energy .
  • Encourage and develop PPP projects and create an enabling environment based on international best practices to both attract private enterprise and speed up the delivery of energy projects for the benefit of the people of Kenya.
  • Encourage new private energy generators in the Kenyan market and increase private investment in existing state-owned companies such as KenGen, Kenya Power and the Kenya Pipeline Company.
  • Complete the Nairobi Transmission Ring Project and the Mombasa-Nairobi Transmission Line to ensure reliable power supply for our two largest cities.
  • Priorities the construction of an oil pipeline from South Sudan and a new oil refinery at the coast.
  • Revamp the current rural electrification program to bring electricity to every village through small renewable energy projects such as solar panels and wind turbines, funded by the sale of state energy assets. Encourage private sector participation across the whole renewable energy sector.
  • Give low-cost loans for households and villages currently off the grid to buy small renewable power systems. The loans can be paid back as part of their electricity bills using mobile money transfer services.
  •  Introduce low-interest 5-year loans, paid back as part of electricity bills, for households and businesses that want to connect to the national power grid.
  • Set up oil refinery and distribution centers within the county of production.
  • Encourage the establishment of solar farms that are partly owned by the local community to supply local people with energy and sell the surplus back to Kenya Power at commercial rates.
  • Create an Oil 86 Gas Revenue Fund and give 5% of public revenues back to the local communities where resources are located and 5% to pay for the roll out of local renewable energy schemes. It will also fund the restoration and rehabilitation of excavated areas.
  • Set up national training and research institutes to produce world-class technical expertise in the energy sector.
  • Ensure sufficiency of energy supply and treat it as a catalyst for industrial growth and stimulation of national economic development.
  • Review legislation governing access to energy resources in order to give the source county 20% rights of the net income of the resource. ° Enact legislation to ensure proper use of the expected future oil and gas revenues for the benefit of all Kenyans. ° Establish an in-country sovereign wealth fund based upon international best practices to secure an income from the resources of today for future generations of Kenyans.

Agriculture and food security: A green revolution

The coalition government will:

  • Introduce affordable state loans to subsidize fertilizer and farm equipment as a way of ensuring food security.
  • Establish a vibrant national irrigation scheme to open up more arable land.
  • Make it easy for Kenyans to lease agricultural land and provide extension services. V ° Create and encourage Agricultural Investment Trusts (AITs) through tax incentives to direct private investment into the agricultural sector.
  •  Encourage mechanization and value addition so that young Kenyans can find employment and investment opportunities in agriculture.
  • Establish a national livestock insurance scheme and introduce an acceptable livestock evaluation system that would make it easier for pastoralists to access credit.
  • Encourage every school to have a model agricultural and fish farm.

 In order to enhance Food Security the Coalition Government will:

  • Increase efficiency in agricultural production through mechanization and employment of modern technology in farming while enhancing the certified seed and fertilizer subsidy programme to reduce the cost of food production and manage inflation.
  • Triple the budgetary allocation to scientific research and information and create a Framework for technology transfer to enhance agricultural productivity.
  • Within five years, put a million acres of land under modern irrigation and further expand agricultural production by employing modern technology on currently cultivated land and on the 2.5 million  acres presently not in use.
  •  Within two years, initiate and implement a public-private partnership insurance scheme to cushion livestock and crop farmers from risks, including disasters and effects of climate change.
  • Reduce the cost of credit by at least 50% of the commercial rate (to crop and livestock farmers) and improve access though consolidating, rationalizing and capitalizing agricultural and livestock sector financial institutions (especially the Agricultural Finance Corporation 8: Agricultural Development Corporation).
  •  Initiate and support a county level framework for value addition through the processing of livestock and agricultural products at source to maximise returns to farmers.
  • Double and diversify our national strategic food reserves from the current 22% to 40% of annual consumption.
  • Increase the agriculture sector budget as recommended under the Maputo Declaration and attain food surplus.
  • Provide the necessary infrastructure to support commercial agriculture and livestock production, including greenhouses, dams, silos, warehouses and coolers.
  • Revamp the mandate of the National Livestock Board to ensure continuous research on livestock, improve the marketing and value addition of livestock produce and extend services to pastoralists.
  • Facilitate and encourage pastoral communities and regions to establish pasture banks along traditional pasturing routes, which will be supported by social amenities and services such as health centers, schools and business parks.
  • Offer minimum guarantee to farmers in terms of crop and produce prices at the beginning of a crop season.

Water:  Towards safe, clean water for all.

 The Coalition Government will:

  • Make water policy more accountable and stamp out corruption by combining the current 8 regional Water Service Boards into a single national Water Services Authority (WSA), with devolved units at county level.
  • Put representatives on the WSA Board from the new counties Governments, NGOs 8: community based Water Action Groups.
  • Require the WSA to produce a detailed 5 year infrastructure investment strategy outlining the investment required to upgrade the water network, and ensure accountability through audits with the target of everyone in their counties having access to water supply.
  • Increase investment in the 117 Water Service Providers (WSP) by allowing public-private partnerships s.
  • Improve the funding of water infrastructure, by obliging counties to contribute through their new CIFs, in addition to the current service levy on WSP 8: state grants.
  • Give the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) the power to place a cap on water tariffs.
  • Establish a national water harvesting policy in every village and or estate as part of the 5 year investment plan and oblige all new developments to include water harvesting programmes.
  • Introduce a system of fiat rate water charges on an area basis, with informal settlements receiving services for free.
  • Review interactional treaties that address water supply management in order to serve the best interests of the Kenyan people.

The Environment: Protecting Kenya’s environment

The Coalition Government will:

  • Protect Kenya’s remaining forests and increase our forest cover to 10% over the next 20 years though a national planting scheme and by providing alternatives to over intensive farming and ending clearances For luxury development and industrial projects.
  • In the short term, provide incentives and commercialize tree planting to meet the energy needs of 80% of Kenyan families now dependent upon wood fuel.
  • Progressively enhance forest/tree cover to more than 10% of land in every county through the integration of agro-forestry into mainstream extension programmes.
  •  Rehabilitate arid areas through afforestation, prevention of soil erosion and land reclamation.
  • Tackle industrial pollution, through ensuring the industries release non-tonic emissions through research especially in Kenya’s lakes.
  • Protect the integrity of the national parks by recruiting more and better equipped park rangers as well as involving local communities in managing the parks.
  • Establish a series of additional marine reserves.
  • Protect Kenya’s fish stocks by taxing and registering foreign owned fishing trawlers through more effective policing of our water bodies.
  • Establish a regional framework for carbon trading across the EAC and the wider African region and beyond.
  • Scale-up the investment in clean energy sources such as geothermal, wind and solar. ° Position Kenya as the African continent’s carbon credit trade hub by establishing county carbon trading schemes.
  • Enforce statutory mechanisms for the disposal of human and industrial wastes.
  • Enforce statutory mechanisms to eliminate harmful emissions, including those from factories and motor vehicles.

Transport and Infrastructure: A 21st century transport and infrastructure system,

The coalition Government will.

  • Give the Kenya National Highways Authority responsibility for all international, national and primary roads.
  • Abolish the Kenya Rural Roads Authority and the Kenya Urban Roads Agency and devolve management of secondary and minor roads to the counties.
  • Prioritize the upgrading of rural road networks and feeder roads. ° Continue with the program of upgrades to the major road network.
  • Improve the rail network to upgrade the links between major cities. This will include building a new standard Gauge Railway from Mombasa to Malaba with a branch line to Kisumu in line with the Railway master plan. This is aimed at increasing the current freight transport by rail from the current 5% to at least 50%.
  •  Construct a series of commuter railway networks in all major cities in Kenya i.e. Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu, including a link to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
  • Implement and actualize the LAPSSET corridor (Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport)
  •  Restructure and modernise the ferry and inland water vessel services in Kenya and create linkages to the main ports and road networks
  •  Make JKIA the regional airline hub and expand and modernise existing international airports i.e. Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret. Expand, modernise and maintain airstrips and create a network of county airstrips to promote trade.
  •  Complete the expansion of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport which includes a new terminal and runway, and build a new international airport at Isiolo.
  •  Increase the paved road network from the current 1 1,000km (7%) to 24,000km (15%) in five years using modern development instruments such as concessions, public private partnerships (PPP), Build Operate Transfer (BOT) and Toll and Maintenance arrangements.
  • Modernise and improve Mombasa seaport to international standards to serve the East African Community and the central Africa regions.
  • Develop the necessary policies to ensure safety of all transportation systems with an emphasis of road safety. ~ Develop policies to ensure the safety of the transport system Improve the rail networks leading into the big cities
  • Modernise the ferry and water vessel services in Kenya to promote efficient movement of people and goods.
  • Revamp existing airstrips and create a network of county airstrips to promote trade.
  • Complete the expansion of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and make it a regional hub which includes a new terminal and runway, and build a new international airport in Isiolo to meet increasing international demand.
  • Continue the modernisation of Mombasa Port to cement its leading role as the largest and busiest international seaport on the East African Coast, and complete the development of the new deep-sea port at Lamu.
  • Pre-design all transport systems to accommodate ICT/electric cables, water and sewerage systems and special purpose lanes.
  • Rehabilitate existing roads to open up new areas. ° Upgrade unpaved road networks to make them accessible to motor vehicles.
  • Develop domestic and international ports on Kenyan shores (Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria, and Lake Turkana.

The third pillar of the coalition UWAZI (Openness)

Corruption: Cleaning up the mess.

The Coalition Government

  • Give the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) the power to prosecute corruption cases as happens in other African countries.
  • Set up local anti-corruption boards at county level with the power to refer cases to the EACC or to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
  •  Ban anyone convicted on corruption charges from working in Government, in any public sector job.
  • Enact the necessary legislation so that Kenyan companies found guilty of corrupt practices will be liable to have their assets frozen by the courts. ~ Ban foreign companies found guilty of corrupt practices from operating in Kenya.
  • Introduce an automatic freeze on the assets of anyone indicted on corruption charges (with appropriate judicial approval).
  • Put an end to Parliamentary immunity from corruption charges.

Good Governance: Working with civil society

The Coalition Government will:

  •  Introduce a Charities Act to regulate political campaigning by NGOs, to ensure that they only campaign on issues that promote their core remit and do not engage in party politics. This will also establish full transparency in funding both for NGOs and individual projects.
  • Establish a Charities Agency to provide an annual budgetary allocation to the NGO sector.
  • Promote accountability and coordination between the NGO sector and national and county Governments.
  • Develop strong partnership with the NGO sector that enhances the country’s development agenda and promotes the interests of the people of Kenya.

Devolution: Power to the people

The Coalition Government will:

  • Reducing the number of Government ministries from 44 to 22 in line with the new Constitution and streamlining their functions to achieve greater efficiency and service delivery.
  • Drawing the line between national and county executive functions, with the intention of devolving the functions constitutionally assigned to county Governments as soon as possible.
  • Shoring up the Government revenue base at national level by closing tax loopholes and creating an even more efficient tax collection system.

Devolve power by:

  • Using the “Rapid Results Approach” (RRA) to enhance administrative capability in all county executive departments, starting with the least endowed: to prepare them to assume the functions designated for county Governments under the Constitution.
  • Developing new training and certification programs in collaboration with the Transition to Devolved Government Authority, the Kenya School of Government and our universities.
  • Assisting all counties to build a strong local revenue base to gradually minimize their dependence upon the national tax revenue that will be distributed to them.
  • Expanding revenue streams for county Governments through property taxes, entertainment taxes, proposed loans for approval by the National Treasury and royalties from the exploitation of natural resources where applicable.
  • Increasing the national budget allocated to the counties from the current IS % to 40% within the next five years.
  • Ensuring that the Equalization Fund is immediately channeled in the form of conditional grants to county Governments to kick start the development of marginalized and underdeveloped regions. We believe that the county Governments are best suited to identifying the critical needs of marginalized areas within their jurisdiction.
  • Establishing a Loans and Grants Council to ensure that national loans and grants designated for development are shared equitably.
  • Ensuring through deliberate capacity building mechanisms and resource allocations, that within a year all county Governments have taken over their constitutional responsibilities.
  • Transferring the function of the development of education infrastructure for primary and secondary schools to county Governments, while the national Government retains responsibility for all regulatory and employment matters.
  • Facilitating the establishment of national institutions within counties to enhance national integration.
  • Creating structures to facilitate direct scrutiny and audit of county and national Government programs, investment and projects.
  • Creating a benefit-sharing framework that ensures local communities benefit from national resources in their locality.
  • Ensuring the equitable distribution of revenue is raised nationally among national and county Governments.
  • Ensuring expenditure that will promote the equitable development of the country including by making special provision for marginalized groups and areas.
  • Ensuring that affirmative action continues to be applied in respect of disadvantaged areas and groups.
  • Creating youth employment opportunities through affirmative action schemes to ensure fair access to jobs in county Governments.
  • Expanding the mandate of the Kenya Revenue Authority by elevating it to an autonomous institution to ensure greater accountability in revenue collection to both national and county Governments.
  • Transforming the Regional Development Authorities (currently operating under the Ministry of Regional Development) into Inter-County Corporations to be used as vehicles for joint county development projects.

Boost local economies by:

  • Transforming the Youth Enterprise Development Fund into a National Enterprise Agency, Biashara Kenya, to drive economic assistance, innovation and wealth creation.
  • Transforming the counties into actual centers for development and growth by devolving responsibility for the Economic Stimulus Programs (ESP) to county level with Biashara agencies reporting directly to the new County Governors.
  • Ensuring the transparent management of devolved funds and resources. Allowing counties greater financial independence by giving them access to local and international loans and grants.
  • Establishing County Infrastructure Funds (CIF) in each county to fund the development and u keep of roads and houses.
  • Ensuring that all residential and commercial developments in each county contribute to the County Infrastructure Fund through a Local Planning Gain Obligation.

 



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