Ruto, Raila allies hold talks on joint rally
Posted Wednesday, June 13 2012 at 21:13
Rift Valley MPs allied to URP leader William Ruto and those supporting Prime Minister Raila Odinga yesterday held separate meetings in what one faction said will culminate in a joint rally.
Assistant minister Langat Magerer who has been a strong supporter of the PM in the province said he was ready to work with Mr Ruto’s URP.
Briefing the press after a meeting attended by Roads minister Franklin Bett, assistant minister Julius Murgor and MP Joyce Laboso, the Raila allies said they were brainstorming on how different parties in the province can work together.
“We are ready to work with parties such as Mr Ruto’s URP and a meeting will be held in Nakuru this month to chat the way forward for the region,” Mr Magerer said.
The MP, who is the coordinator of the meeting, said he had invited Kanu, Wiper, PNU, TNA, UDF, UDM and the National Vision Party.
“I have sent out a notification to all of them ,” Mr Magerer said. MPs allied to Mr Ruto were on the other hand locked up in a closed-door meeting for more than two hours.
But briefing the press after the meeting in Nairobi, Belgut MP Charles Keter said they were meeting to push some URP rallies to next week to pave way for the burial of the late Internal Security minister George Saitoti and his assistant Orwa Ojodeh.