Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has said Kenyans should elect upright leaders whose track record speaks for itself.
Mr Musyoka dismissed claims by some presidential aspirants that they were reformers saying true proponents of change can be identified through their past leadership record.
He said reforms can only be achieved through leadership devoid of political mischief and thuggery.
"You cannot be a reformer and at the same time a thief of public resources, we need leadership of trust and integrity”, he said in Kitale when addressing delegates from Mt Elgon and Kitale including elders, women, youth and religious leaders at the Kitale Club Saturday.
Mr Musyoka stated he was firmly in the State House race and appealed to North Rift residents to support his bid in next General Election.
The VP promised to liberate the country from the yoke of corruption and poverty by ensuring full implementation of the Constitution that guarantees the rights of every Kenyan.
He said the Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) enjoyed countrywide support and exuded confidence that he will be elected as Kenya's fourth president.
Mr Musyoka urged the local leaders to be steadfast and mobilise the region to support the party and his presidential bid.
The VP said his scorecard could not be matched by any other presidential aspirant citing his vast experience and challenged his opponents to state what they have done for Kenya particularly in promoting peace and national cohesion.
Mr Musyoka castigated politicians who have proposed pushing the next polls to August 2013 saying they were insincere.
He said an August poll would heighten Kenyans' anxiety for a new political and administrative dispensation.
The VP was accompanied by MPs Johnstone Muthama (Kangundo), Mohamed Affey (nominated) and former Makadara MP Dick Wathika, civic leaders, several political aspirants, among other leaders.