Kilifi governor hopeful pledges set tongues wagging

Kilifi governor hopeful pledges set tongues wagging
Photo: Kilifi governor seat candidate James Mangi. Photo/File

Kilifi governor seat candidate James Mangi pledge to pay all unemployed youth Sh10,000 monthly and a Sh50,000 benevolent fund for bereaved families if elected in the August 8 poll has ignited hot debate among residents. Residents termed the proposals good, but unrealistic.

“We have very many unemployed people in Kilifi, how can he pay them every month and implement development projects?” posed Stephen Karisa.

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Mangi, an independent candidate, said families will only be required to produce a death notification certificate, the deceased’s voters card to access the money to cater for burial costs.

He has also promised to ensure children and teachers get tea and buttered bread for breakfast, porridge at breaktime and lunch. His administration will also buy two pairs of uniform for every pupil after every two years to ease the burden of educating children on parents.

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Mangi, a former managing director of Coast Development Authority (CDA) also promised to increase the social protection fund for the elderly people.

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