Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday reached out to political parties with similar ideals to his own, saying the next government would be a coalition of like-minded parties.
He said the next president would require a strong team, and no single party would deliver such a team, calling for parties to unite.
Mr Kenyatta warned against divisions arising from party nomination, adding that winners and losers should work together to be assured of victory at the elections.
“We should not repeat the politics of 2007 where we went into the election divided,” he said.
The DPM said he would be reaching out to parties with similar policies with those of The National Alliance (TNA) to form a strong team.
He said the case at the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he is facing charges in relation to the post-election violence would not derail him.
The Gatundu South MP said unity among parties would guard against future violence, as it would enable parties to win fair and square, and remove grounds for election disputes.
Mr Kenyatta has reached out to parties mostly with roots in central Kenya, and has set his sights on the Alliance Party of Kenya, led by Energy minister Kiraitu Murungi, the Grand National Union (GNU) whose party leader is Public Works assistant minister Mwangi Kiunjuri.
The other party is the Democratic Party, headed by former Cabinet minister Joseph Munyao.
Although they have said they would field their own candidates in other elective positions the have indicated they would back Mr Kenyatta’s candidacy.