Deputy President William Ruto yesterday began a tour of Western Kenya urging voters to elect a team that is committed to changing their lives.
He told the Luhya community to differentiate between leaders committed to transforming their lives and those who use them as a ladder to achieve their selfish ends.
Addressing rallies in Lumakanda, Matugu, Navakholo and Chepterwai in Kakamega and Nandi counties respectively, the Deputy President urged voters in the region to elect Jubilee Party leaders saying they have an agenda for the region.
He was accompanied by MPs David Were (Matungu) Ben Shinali (Ikolomani), Ababu Namwamba (Budalang’i), Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East) and a host of party candidates.
Others were Jubilee aspirants Stanley Livondo (senator) and Mabel Muruli (governor) among others. The MPs accused National Super Alliance (Nasa) led by it’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga of being behind the woes facing Mumias Sugar Company.
They claimed Raila personally did business which did not benefit the company while one of his key financiers ran the factory down.
“On August 8, Kenyans will have a chance to choose between Jubilee leaders who are focused on the transformative agenda and those in Opposition who are good at spreading lies and propaganda,” said Ruto.
Enumerating achievements in the last four and half years, the DP said the Opposition will pull back the gains achieved by the Jubilee administration.
He said Jubilee had scrapped examination fees for pupils in primary and secondary school in addition to providing more funds to secondary schools.