The top 2022 presidential aspirants have intensified the battle to control Mount Kenya in the coming 2022 general polls.
Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga and his counterpart in ANC Musalia Mudavadi held a series of activities to hunt votes from Mount Kenya.
“My Message to the Mt Kenya Community and Kenyans today is that we need to pull together as a country, embrace peace and unity for us to achieve a working economy that will benefit all Kenyans,” Musalia said.
The former deputy prime minister was addressing Mt Kenya leaders at a Nairobi hotel.
Musalia later attended the homecoming ceremony of the new ANC Party Secretary-General Simon Kamau Gikuru at Kiawambeu Primary School, Kiharu Constituency in Murang’a County.
“We want to work towards having a leader who respects the rule of law and has the lives of every Kenyan at heart,” Musalia said.
Former Prime Minister Raila also crisscrossed counties, which are associated with Mount Kenya in Rift Valley to request support. They included Nakuru and Nyandarwa.
“My people, I won’t let you down. I promise to deliver what is good for you,” Raila said.
Ruto held talks with grassroots leaders from Kigumo Constituency in Murang’a led by MPs Irungu Kang’ata and Alice Wahome. Also present were James Gakuya (Embakasi North), Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu), Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho), Wilson Sossion (nominated) and David Ole Sankok (nominated).
This was before he toured Isiolo.
“The Hustler Nation is initiating deliberate policies that will transform agriculture to a viable business by investing in research and infrastructure, timely provision of quality inputs and integration of small-scale farmers into cooperatives,” Ruto said.
“This will raise their incomes, generate jobs, improve the lives of millions and kickstart our country’s economy on a growth path.”