- Dr Ruto said the country will thrive if governed by leaders motivated by growth, not propaganda.
- Senator Linturi said President Uhuru Kenyatta had made a commitment of backing his deputy, who is capable of taking over.
Deputy President William Ruto has cautioned Jubilee Party politicians against being swayed to abandon their development agenda.
Speaking during a business-oriented fundraiser at Meru National Polytechnic on Friday, Dr Ruto said the country will thrive if governed by leaders motivated by growth, not propaganda.
"I have come to Meru several times and I will keep coming until I streamline the issues affecting this country. As Jubilee leaders, we were elected on the promise of delivering development and all of us must do that. The rest have nothing much but to make noise," he said.
Earlier, Dr Ruto toured Meru Level Five Hospital and pledged that the government would provide ICU equipment worth Sh100 million and set up a cancer centre at the facility to promote Universal Health Coverage.
He called for increased nationwide early cancer screening to lower the disease burden.
Dr Ruto was accompanied by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, MPs Mugambi Rindikiri (Buuri), Rahim Dawood (North Imenti), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Moses Kirima (Central Imenti), Beatrice Nkatha (Tharaka-Nithi Woman Rep), Tecla Tum (Nandi Woman Rep) and Halima Mucheke (Nominated).