Raila Odinga Advices President Uhuru To Continue Taking Loans

KEY POINTS

  • ODM party leader Raila Odinga has urged president Uhuru Kenyatta to take loans to aid the purchase of Coronavirus vaccines.
  • Odinga wants the government to take the step to ensure that 15 million people get vaccinated by the end of the year.
  • According to Raila this will ensure that the economy of the country is fully opened.

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Raila Odinga has advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to continue borrowing more money from international lenders even as Kenya is being crippled by foreign debts.

The ODM party leader has urged the government to invest more in acquiring Covid-19 vaccines even by taking loans to ensure that 15 million people get vaccinated by the end of this year.

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“I want to advice to my brother president Uhuru Kenyatta, a time like this when we have a problem like this corona, he should to take a step like the American president Joe Biden,” he said

Speaking in Mombasa, Odinga said that it is time for the government to set aside funds that will help in purchasing corona vaccines and open the country’s economy that continues to dwindle.

“We want the drugs, it does not matter how much they cost, money should be given even if it is by borrowing so that there can be enough vaccines to vaccinate 15 million people this year, this is how we are going to come out of this economic crisis” he said

Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho supported Raila saying that it is time to open the economy of the country by doing away with some measures that were put to curb the spread of corona virus.

“I think that it is time to fully open the national economy so that people start getting jobs,” Joho said.

He asked Raila to speak to president Kenyatta about the issue of opening of the economy when the duo interact.

He added that they are ready to abide by the rules that intend to stop the spread of the virus as long as the economy is opened.

“We will do some extensive work to ensure that people put on masks, to ensure that the government gets funds by all means to purchase corona vaccines for everybody to get vaccinated so that people can walk freely without fear but it is a must for the economy to be opened,” he said.

Related: Uhuru To Be Sued At East African Court Over Ksh 255.9B IMF Loan

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