Raila Odinga has always fashioned himself as a visionary leader. This idea that he has is driven by a larger common good, like Mandera and Nkrumah and is what has earned Raila a following, especially within the intelligentsia.
Raila Odinga has always advocated for that which is for the greater good for his country. Notably, he has advocated for multi-partyism, a new constitution, devolution, infrastructure development and the war on graft. Raila Odinga has already churned out his vision for the country ahead of the 2022 election.
In July 2021, Raila Odinga gave a highlight of what he believes the country needs most in order to progress. Raila stated that he imagined a Kenya with a firm foundation for the rule of law and efficient government structures. He also reiterated that the country needs a firm judiciary that delivers fast, fair and transparent justice.
Raila stated that he imagined a Kenya with a firm foundation for the rule of law and efficient government structures. He also reiterated that the country needs a firm judiciary that delivers fast, fair and transparent justice.
Raila desires country in which we begin with a firm foundation for the rule of law, resting on efficient government structures that can withstand all pressures, ensure a fair, efficient and transparent judiciary because investors and citizens need assurance that when disputes arise, there will be a judiciary that will deliver fast, fair and transparent justice.
He continuously fight against corruption, we zero tolerance for complacency and zero tolerance for corruption. We invest in the prolonged stability of the nation. We do more to promote social cohesion out of our ethnic and religious diversity. A house divided cannot stand.
Ensure massive investment in manpower development through universal access to the top-flight public education system. Trained manpower is the single most important factor determining whether we are competitive or not. We go for a rigorous application of meritocracy. Once we train our youth, they must be hired purely on the basis of merit.
We pursue a low and transparent tax regime, backed by a clean and efficient public service running on a strong regulatory and legal framework. We continue the vision of making Kenya a regional transport, communication, business and diplomacy hub. With massive investment in air, maritime, rail and road transportation, we will position Kenya as a natural hub for multinational businesses in Africa.
We invest in higher-value-added industries and strong productivity instead of just consumption. Consumption of things we do no produce is not sustainable. Continue investing in food security and an efficient public primary healthcare system. We continue investing in the energy mix to power the nation’s ambitions.
We promote and finance innovativeness, entrepreneurship, teamwork, and work ethic. Kenyans work hard, hard work must be made to pay. We enhance ongoing social protection measures with subsistence allowance for urban and rural poor.
End result: We make Kenya Africa’s leading financial centre; a logistics, shipping and aviation hub; Africa’s headquarter for global business, manufacturing and diplomacy. Jobs come. Upward social mobility comes for all. I believe it’s possible.
Raila Odinga has outlined his vision for a modern civil service, noting the need for a proper rewards system for the hardworking and consequences for those who do not meet the mark. Kenya needs a system where industrious staff are rewarded while those who not perform well face the sack, salary stagnation or no promotion.
In a continuation of a series on his vision for the country, the former Prime Minister also said Kenya requires a robust structure and a system for ensuring competitive pay, as well as a welfare system covering basic salary, allowances and welfare expenses for civil servants.
This should ensure the civil service attracts and retains men and women of quality. This can then subject the civil service to rigorous performance measurements and public perception tests. Those who perform will be rest assured of benefits while those who fail will know there are consequences that include no promotion, pay stagnation or release from the service.
The ODM boss further said the civil service should be the foundation of nation building and national development. Nations begin to fail when the civil service begins to fail. Over the years, Kenya has maintained a comparatively functional civil service but there remains tremendous room for improvement. He envisages a civil service defined by discipline, hard work, high morale, efficiency and high ethical standards.