OKA Promises Free University Education
The One Kenya Alliance (OKA) has announced that if they win the presidency in the 2022 General Election, university education will be free.
Moses Wetangula, co-principal of OKA and FORD Kenya party chair, told Thika residents on Sunday that the alliance was determined to take the free education policy from the primary level, where Former President Mwai Kibaki left it.
“Serikali ya OKA ikiingia,” Wetangula said. “Vile Mzee Kibaki alipeana elimu ya bure mpaka Standard Eight, nasi tutasukuma mpaka chuo kikuu.”
Wetangula stated that the alliance is committed to improving people’s lives through education and healthcare reforms and that every Kenyan will be covered by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF).
“Sasa OKA na partners wetu tukiingia, jambo la kwanza kwa mwananchi wa kawaida, kila mtu atapatiwa NHIF card ili akienda hospitali anatibiwa… matibabu ya tajiri na yako ni pamoja ,” he added.
“Ikiwa una card ya matibabu kwako na familia yako, na mtoto wako anasoma kwa ile shule mtoto wa tajiri anasoma kwa sababu ya serikali, kazi yako sasa kama mzazi itakuwa ni kuzalisha mali.”
Wetangula, who describes himself as a renowned peacemaker in the country, believes OKA is what Kenya requires for stable governance.
“Wakati vurugu ilitokea mwaka mwaka wa 2007…” nilienda nikaleta Koffi Annan, Jakaya Kikwete na John Kufuor tukaketi amani ikarudi Kenya, kwa hivyo we have a proven record of peacebuilding in this country,” wetangula said.
The announcement is a step up from OKA’s previous offer of free secondary education in an effort to sway voters.
“Mimi nilikuwa advisor mkubwa wa Kibaki na mambo ya free primary education si ilifanyika..sasa nitahakikisha OKA ikiingia Wiper ikiwa mbele basi kutakuwa na free secondary education…na kisha tutafanya value addition kwa bidhaa kama kabichi ya Nyandarua,” OKA co-principal and Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka announced on November 5.
Wetangula, Kalonzo, and fellow co-principals Gideon Moi of KANU and Musalia Mudavadi of the ANC have repeatedly stated that they are united as the country approaches the 2022 election and that they will present a candidate to contest the seat soon.
They denied joining either Deputy President William Ruto’s or ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja train on Thursday.
“As One Kenya Alliance we are together, please pray for us. Let’s pray that the next team, the best team, the team that will hold this country together would be in place to govern this country next year,” Kalonzo said during the memorial service of Mudavadi’s stepmother.
They also chastised DP Ruto and his brigade, who have been pleading with Mudavadi to join their camp, telling them to stop.