Kenyans have been urged to vote in leaders with integrity and shun those with a tainted image. Anthony Chelimo, the party leader of National Vision Party, quips that the country lacks development due to lack of visionary leaders.
The gubernatorial aspirant for Elgeyo Marakwet county, is now planning to empower Kenyans through giving visionary aspirants a platform to vie with, that is the national Vision Party. At present, the party has given direct ticket to at least 71 aspirants across the counties of Baringo, Bomet, Narok, Transnzoia among others. Out of the 71, three are eyeing Gubernatorial positions.
Mr. Chelimo, who is an entrepreneur cum businessman, strongly believes in youth empowerment by transforming them from job seekers to job creators.
Vying in a volatile county that borders west Pokot and Baringo, Mr Chelimo has security on top of his agenda. He believes in the investment in technology in a bid to offer local solutions to local problems.
On the area of agriculture, Mr Chelimo intends to equip farmers with affordable farm inputs and also help them in marketing of their produce through cooperatives at competitive prices.
He plans to transform the agricultural rich Kerio Valley into a breadbasket that can be a benchmark for other counties.
Other areas of interest just to mention a few is healthcare, infrastructure, tourism and disaster preparedness.
He has urged the voters to elect leaders and not just politicians and also to vet aspirants based on their track record.
Mr Chelimo has taken the unprecedented step of giving scholarships to hundreds of beneficiaries and also giving employment opportunities to thousands of youths especially the ones from humble background.
He questions lack of structures in county governments that results in a lot of resources going to recurrent expenditure instead of development.
His parting shot is for Kenyans to vote peacefully and for the youths to desist from being misused by the politicians during this electioneering period.