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Date:05 Jun 2017
#KenyaElections: Education Sector leads in electoral promises

 

From free Wi-Fi to free medical care there is no shortage of promises by aspiring presidential candidates in the upcoming Kenya elections.

However, the education sector has taken centre stage in this year Kenya elections campaign with the two leading candidates both claiming they are best placed to deliver on their promise to make education free when given the mandate at the August 8 elections.

This was evident at the weekend when the Jubilee Party campaign led by President Uhuru Kenya and National Super Alliance (Nasa) led by Mr Raila Odinga started tussling over which of the two camps was the first to pledge free education.

As the Nasa leaders were in Kapsabet promising to implement free secondary school education in the school term beginning in September if they win the August elections, President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto were in Gilgil, where they accused the Nasa campaign of stealing their idea and only bringing implementation forward.

Jubilee is promising free secondary education from January next year

However, Education experts are of the opinion that neither government nor opposition can realise pledges to provide free secondary education when even primary education is not completely free.

The 2017 Kenyan presidential elections will be another two-horse race between Raila Odinga and the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. Since the bloody aftermath of the 2007 elections, Kenya has adopted a progressive constitution that devolved the system of power and mandated the distribution of resources to counties.


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