President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto yesterday started a two-day vote-hunt mission in Gusiiland and appealed to locals to support their re-election.
Uhuru and Ruto landed in Gusiiland loaded with a raft of goodies for the region and promises of appointments to senior positions within the government.
The President also took issue with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, former Vice President Kalonzo Muysyoka, and former Cabinet Ministers Moses Wateng’ula and Musalia Mudavadi, who are NASA leading lights, saying they did not deliver any tangible development during their long stint in government.
Uhuru said the four had served in past governments for several years and said they needed nothing short of a miracle to deliver if any of them is given the opportunity to lead.
President Uhuru accused the Nasa leaders of spreading falsehoods about the performance of the Jubilee government, saying they were to blame for most of the problems in the country.
Addressing hundreds of supporters at Magwaga, Ikonge, Nyamira and Magombo market centres, Uhuru also accused Nasa leaders of always crying foul over past mistakes, of which they were part and parcel.
The president said he and Ruto had served in past and current governments for a few years compared with the Raila team but they had initiated a lot of development compared to their rivals.
He cited the improvement of roads, connectivity of electricity, construction of the Standard Gauge Railway and the equipping of most hospitals with modern machines and facilities. They challenged the Opposition to state what they achieved when they were in government.
Earlier, President Uhuru commissioned the 84-kilometre Nyamira- Chisaro Road at Igonga area in Bonchari constituency to be constructed at a cost of Sh 3.6 billion. He said he is ready to work with Gusii leaders.