Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Uhuru, Ruto, Mudavadi in new coalition pact

PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI (From L to R) Deputy Prime Ministers Musalia Mudavadi,  Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto after presenting their pre-election coalition agreement to the Registrar of Political Parties on December 4, 2012.

PHOTO | WILLIAM OERI (From L to R) Deputy Prime Ministers Musalia Mudavadi, Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto after presenting their pre-election coalition agreement to the Registrar of Political Parties on December 4, 2012.  NATION MEDIA GROUP

By OLIVER MATHENGE

Deputy Prime Ministers Uhuru Kenyatta, Musalia Mudavadi and Eldoret North MP William Ruto have entered into a new coalition.

Officials of The National Alliance (TNA), United Republican Party (URP) and United Democratic Forum (UDF) Tuesday evening deposited a new agreement with the Registrar of Political Parties.

It is understood that under the new deal, Mr Kenyatta and Mr Mudavadi will hold a joint presidential nomination to determine the coalition's flagbearer. The loser will settle for the Majority Leader position in Parliament. Mr Ruto remains the deputy president designate.

The presentation was done by party chairmen Johnson Sakaja (TNA), Francis ole Kaparo (URP) and Hassan Osman (UDF).

The officials were accompanied by MPs allied to the three parties including Abdikadir Mohammed, Joshua Kutuny, Jeremiah Kioni and Nderitu Mureithi. 

Also present was former minister and Mr Mudavadi's ally Mukhisa Kituyi.

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