Cord co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang’ula toured Embu County on Thursday where urged Mt Kenya residents to join the National Super Alliance (Nasa).
They said they had worked harmoniously under former President Mwai Kibaki and would not sideline the region if they assumed leadership.
Speaking in Embu town where they opened Wiper Party offices, the two leaders said Nasa would help end tribalism, nepotism and corruption in the country.
Mr Musyoka paid glowing tributes to President Kibaki’s administration saying they were seeking to replace Jubilee to end poor leadership.
“We represent change, and that change is you. People have been affected by foul smell of tribalism which has in turn bred hate. What we are against is lack of good leadership in the country. Their (Jubilee’s) policies have led to entrenched tribalism, corruption which has tainted the country’s image,” said Mr Musyoka.
Mr Musyoka used the forum to drum up support for his presidential bid, urging residents to consider him as one of them, due to the proximity between his home county of Kitui and Embu.
“You remember how I worked hard as President Kibaki’s Vice President. Until recently, Embu was Eastern province’s headquarters. It is for that reason I feel at home when in Embu,” he said.
Mr Wetang’ula said Nasa is committed to ending problems facing Kenya.
He said the super alliance would introduce free education from early childhood to secondary level, and ensure students received stationery to lift the burden from parents.
“The problems facing people of Embu are the same ones that people of Kitui, Mombasa and other parts of the country face. We request you to walk with us so that you can be part of the next government.
“I have worked with many people from this region and they are good people. We must build friendships and bridges everywhere,” said the Bungoma Senator.