Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka on Friday pledged to launch a campaign that will shock his opponents and propel him to State House.
He told a rally at Kitui municipal stadium that he was ready for a bruising battle and assured his supporters that they will see a different and rejuvenated campaign.
“We are in this race to win, but the future of this country rests on how well we manage the elections,” Mr Musyoka said.
In the third major rally in his Ukambani stronghold, the VP sought to connect with ordinary Kenyans, saying he grew up herding goats, went to school barefooted and his parents weren’t wealthy.
“It is time for the common man who understands what poverty is to lead this country. I wasn’t born into royalty, but I am confident enough because my humble background is no barrier to success,” the Wiper party leader said.
Without naming names, he said that some of his competitors were billionaires whose source of wealth was questionable, but expressed confidence that he will defeat them at the ballot box.