Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga have pitched a camp in Mombasa to hunt for votes.
The DP hit out at Raila, saying the former prime minister has failed to show what he has done for Kenyans despite being in the top position for decades.
Ruto also assured the locals that the bottom-up economy model will create jobs and business opportunities.
“As a matter of priority, we must have a deliberate programme to meaningfully engage the youth through business and employment to save them from substance abuse such as alcoholism,” Ruto said.
He was speaking on Sunday at Burhani Grounds in Mvita Constituency where he met Mombasa County, community leaders. He met aspirants, attended a service at the Power of the World Christian Church in Nyali constituency before heading to the Akamba Handicraft Centre.
“The United Democratic Alliance aspirants are the party’s lead agents for its social and economic philosophy. The party will induct them on the Bottom-Up Economic Model and the need for a national party that carries aspirations of every Kenya,” Ruto said.
He also assured UDA members of free, fair and democratic nominations. while Raila is campaigning for Azimio
Former opposition leader Raila also met elders from across Mombasa county at Sheikh Zayed Hall, where he dismissed Ruto’s bottom-up economic model.
Raila met village elders, Nyumba Kumi ambassadors, opinion leaders and community leaders, among other leaders.
On Friday, Raila also accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta to Mtongwe Naval Base for the launch of Kenya Shipyard limited.