The Jubilee coalition will prioritise job creation, food security, health-care, education, youth and women empowerment and improved security if Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta is elected president in the March 4 elections, according to a draft harmonised manifesto of URP, TNA and Narc.
Uhuru says in the draft manifesto, which borrows heavily from the TNA one, that his government will focus on three key pillars - Umoja (Unity), Uwezo (Empowerment) and Usalama (Security). He adds that his government will focus on creating and distributing wealth through creation of jobs and opportunities for investments.
"Our philosophy, policies and programmes aim to transform the way politics is conducted in Kenya and Africa as a whole, we seek to unleash the energy, dynamism and strength of the Kenyan people," the draft manifesto quotes Uhuru as saying.
Uhuru is working with URP's William Ruto as his running mate while Narc's Charity Ngilu and Republican Congress' Najib Balala are the other key leaders.
Borrowing from Ngilu's manifesto, the Jubilee team states issues of food and water, health care, education, women empowerment and wealth creation as its priorities and promises that there "will no longer be any other business (AOB) items on their government's agenda."
Adopting from the URP manifesto, Jubilee says that economic development through devolution will be a key priority and promises to fast-track the transition to county governments. The draft also says that enhanced infrastructure development and the reduction of the cost of energy will help create more jobs while improving the economy.
"We shall robustly combat corruption through transparency, accountability and the rule of law. We shall support governance institutions to ensure they effectively execute their mandate," the manifesto says.
Job creation and youth empowerment
Jubilee coalition says that its government will aim at creating a million jobs by promoting foreign investment in new factories and giving tax-breaks, grants and loans to young people to set up their own businesses.
The manifesto says that a jubilee government will aim at growing Kenya's manufacturing sector, through tax incentives and grants for overseas companies to establish industrial plants for local supply and the wider East African economy.
It also says that Jubilee will create a reliable energy infrastructure by extending the national grid network and promoting renewable energy to enable private sector companies to plan and invest for growth as well as implement a "Buy Kenya" policy for government and parastatals where Kenyan goods and services get priority.
"We will only go outside Kenya if goods and services cannot be found locally at an equitable rate," the manifesto states.
Enhancing food security
The coalition says it will also focus on tackling food insecurity by providing funds to mechanise agriculture and introducing new irrigation schemes to open up more land. Jubilee will also give Kenyans the right to a 99-year lease on a 20-acre homestead.
They commit to make food and water accessible and affordable to all Kenyans, ensure quality and affordable healthcare and affordable, quality and relevant education for the youth. The Jubilee government will also ensure that women are empowered to play their rightful role in the development of this nation.
Jubilee's key priorities are empowering farmers to ensure that they get more out of their activities and this he says will be done through subsidies and elimination of middlemen. Uhuru's agenda also places emphasis on enhancing entrepreneurship as a way of dealing with unemployment among the youth.
"The Jubilee government will create and encourage Agricultural Investment Trusts through tax incentives to direct private investment into the agricultural sector and encourage mechanisation and value addition so that young Kenyans can then find jobs and investment opportunities in agriculture," the draft manifesto says.
The Jubilee team says that to make water policy more accountable and stamp out corruption, it will be combining the current eight regional Water Service Boards into a single national Water Services Authority. The members of the new authority will include representatives from the new counties governments, NGOs and community-based Water Action Groups..
"The Jubilee government will make the WSA produce a detailed five-year infrastructure investment strategy outlining the investment required to upgrade the water network with the target of everyone in their province having access to water supply by 2020," the manifesto says.
A Jubilee government will revamp the Privatisation Commission to give it the dynamic leadership needed to drive through its ambitious economic liberalisation programme and privatise some of the publicly owned enterprises.
Some of the firms that Jubilee will target for privatisation include Kengen, Kenya Pipeline Company, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Railways, Telkom Kenya, Posta Kenya, Kenya Tourism Development Corporation, National Bank of Kenya and Consolidated Bank.
Others are Development Bank of Kenya, Kenya Wine Agencies, East African Portland Cement Company, Kenya Meat Commission, New KCC and water service companies.
The Jubilee team also plans to give every Kenyan citizen a peoples' dividend from the privatisation proceeds paid into a special Citizen's Account, set up at Posta Kenya accessible by MPesa.
To enhance industrialisation, the Jubilee government will seek to improve the country's energy infrastructure and promote alternative energy sources to create an energy supply business can rely on. It says it will also improve other infrastructure services for business such as roads, rail and water supply.
The manifesto says the Jubilee government will reduce business taxation, remove unnecessary regulation and enforce competition through new enterprise zones in each county
The Jubilee coalition promises that it will repossess illegally occupied public land without compensation and prosecute land grabbers, especially government officials.
The manifesto says that Jubilee will establish a mandatory national land title register, abolish land control boards and search fees and control development through local zoning policies.
The Jubilee also promises to prioritise the resettlement of IDPs. The manifesto says Jubilee will provide legal support for IDPs squatting on private land of absentee landlords or where appropriate acquire the land on their behalf.
The Jubilee manifesto also says that the Uhuru government will facilitate the resolution of property disputes over community land by creating special community land tribunals, working with traditional leaders and others.
The manifesto states that a Jubilee government will shake up the NSIS and establish a new specialist Anti-Terrorism Unit with the professional expertise to tackle groups such as al Shabaab. Jubilee also plans to pass a new Prevention of Terrorism Act to give the police and security forces the powers needed to deal with terror while ensuring that no Kenyan is unfairly targeted and harassed.
Jubilee plans to recruit 10,000 new police officers and improve police pay and conditions and establish a complaints authority to investigate instances of corruption and harassment and which has the power to suspend officers and refer cases to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
"A Jubilee government will create a new Border Security Force to defend the nation's borders and provide additional security support to border counties such as Turkana, Marsabit and Mandera," the manifesto says.
The manifesto says that the Jubilee government will engage the old economic powers such a UK, USA and other European nations as well as emerging forces such as Russia and China, "guided by our national interests not ideology, the basis of which will be the country's economic and security considerations."
The Jubilee will also prioritise working with Somalia and the African Union to bring stability to Somalia, tackle piracy and fight the menace of the al-Shabaab terrorism threat.
The Jubilee coalition also says it will support the expansion of the African Court of Justice to cover international human rights abuses.
The Jubilee coalition is promising that Kenyan children and youth will get affordable, quality and relevant education that would make them competitive players in the world economy.
To achieve this, the Jubilee manifesto says they will increase education funding by one per cent each year so that by 2018, it reaches 32 per cent of government spending. They also aim to increase the number of schools in disadvantaged areas, restrict class sizes to a maximum of 40 and recruit 40,000 more teachers.