Eldoret North MP William Ruto on Friday took his campaign to Meru where he called on the community to vote for United Republican Party, saying it had the interests of Kenyans at heart.
Mr Ruto said he was optimistic his party would form a government that would unite all Kenyans and improve the economy.
He said the country had been experiencing many problems because of poor planning and poor leadership, and that only a visionary leader would change the trend.
Addressing URP delegates at Gitoro Conference Centre, the presidential hopeful said Kenya would lag behind if leaders continued dividing Kenyans.
“In this coming General Election, Kenyans should not vote for politicians who are experts in finger-pointing, blame-game, non-performers and those who are good in giving excuses. Kenyans should vote for a leader who is visionary and has a good track record,’’ he said.
He applauded President Kibaki’s infrastructure record but said the country needed other forms of transport, especially the railway lines.
He also asked the government to address insecurity, saying the country stood to lose a lot if the issue was not addressed urgently.
“Tourists are being advised not to visit our country and this is hurting our economy a lot. Kenyans have to see the value of the Sh100 billion yearly budgetary allocation to security,” he said.
Former National Assembly Speaker Francis ole Kaparo, Dujis MP Adan Duale, former South Mugirango MP Omingo Magara and a host of other leaders paid glowing tribute to Mr Ruto saying he was best suited to lead the country.