A section of Kenyan youths have asked ODM leader Raila Odinga to consider lowering the price of alcoholic drinks when he becomes the 5th President of Kenya.
Through ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna, the youths from Mt Kenya region said they want to enjoy life to the fullest.
Speaking during Raila’s meeting with Mt Kenya youths on Tuesday, October 13, Edwin Sifuna said they also want the COVID-19 measures put in place to be relaxed.
“Young people want the cost of flour to be reduced to Ksh50… Baba young people have said because life is short they want to have a good time but the curfew has restricted them very much and they want it to be removed.
They have also told me to ask you to lower the prices of alcohol,” Sifuna said.
The request comes amid Raila Odinga’s latest move to focus on winning the support of Kenyan Youths.
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For this reason, he promised to give 4 cabinet positions to youths if elected president in the 2022 General Election.
Odinga said the demand is not difficult to execute since he had been holding round table meetings with youths during his term as Kenya’s Prime Minister.
“The roundtables were being held quarterly so that we can get feedback from the youth on what problems they are facing and what we are doing.
It is something I have tried before and will be part of my policy. On the issue of cabinet positions for the youth… I can say it will be more than four,” Odinga said.
Before the promise on Cabinet positions, Odinga had said he will give the unemployed Kenyan youths Ksh 6000 stipend per month.
He has coined a strategy to appeal to the youths by dressing in trendy outfits and speaking in sheng.