Corruption is an existential threat to Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga promised to stand together to ensure that political affiliation shall not be used to shield those who are found to be corrupt.
2. Lack of a national ethos
Kenya is today increasingly being affected by negative politics. Uhuru and Raila said they will define and promote a national ethos.
Uhuru and Raila said they will work together to bring counties together regardless of the political affiliation of their governors, senators, and MCAs.They vowed to make sure that counties deliver to the people. They said they will work together to hold all county governments accountable to the people.
4. Divisive elections
Every five years, the country almost comes to standstill during elections. Investment and economic activity slow, making Kenyans lose their sources of livelihood. Political competition often escalates beyond vibrant debate into ethnic polarisation. Personal security becomes uncertain, and often there is violence.
5. Safety and Security
Many Kenyans’ lives are afflicted by natural and man-made disasters. During the weekend, 53 residents of West Pokot lost their lives following a landslide. Uhuru and Raila have urged leaders, regardless of their level, in every part of the country, to stand up and demonstrate their leadership by making a practical effort to ensure that those who are hungry or in distress are aided.
6. Responsibilities and rights
BBI seeks to ensure Kenyans have their human and civil rights respected and enforced. “There is no Kenyan whose rights should be compromised no matter the interests against them.”
Inclusivity is one of the greatest challenges Kenyans face. “Kenyans have failed to appreciate our God-given differences in how we think, the languages we speak, the regions we come from, and the way we worship.” Uhuru and Raila committed themselves to make the strongest efforts to find the right skills and attitudes from as many backgrounds and identities as possible.
They both committed to fighting for inclusivity and to make sure, in an accountable and impactful way, that public institutions work to deliver to all Kenyans at the national and county level.
In parts of the country, there are many who are doing well, and Kenya continues to be a leading destination for investment in the region. Yet too many Kenyans lack decent income, and investment lags behind those parts of the world that have developed broadly shared prosperity in the last few decades.
Uhuru and Raila promised to work together to clear the aforementioned from every part of the country so that prosperity comes to all.
9. Ethnic antagonism and competition
Kenya has witnessed a continued deterioration of relationships between ethnic communities and political formations. These relationships are too often characterized by aggressive antagonism and competition.
Uhuru and Raila urged every Kenyan, every political leader, and formation to compete without using ethnic profiling or by promoting disdain for any group.
10. Runaway Wage bill
#Kieleweke Team Believes: When implemented, BBI will not increase wage bill, on the contrary.