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Kalonzo, Uhuru told to strike deal

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  1. K

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    Written by The Daily Nation | August 28, 2012

    In Summary

    • Elders said the formation of a coalition between PNU and ODM Kenya in early 2008 stabilised the country and ended the post-election violence.
    • The latest engagement comes two weeks after Mr Musyoka hosted a similar dinner between the Kamba and Kalenjin elders led by former permanent secretary Josiah Sang at Kapkatet Stadium in Kericho County.
    • On Monday, the elders agreed that the VP and Mr Kenyatta should begin discussions under their guidance to form a pre-election alliance.


    The Kikuyu and Kamba elders have urged Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka and Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta to form an alliance ahead of the next elections.

    The elders urged the two leaders to honour a pre-election protocol they signed with former Internal Security minister George Saitoti, who died in a helicopter crash in June.

    Speaking during a dinner hosted by Mr Musyoka at his Karen home in Nairobi on Sunday night, the elders asked the two to expand the protocol to include other like-minded leaders.

    The meeting led by Kamba Council of Elders chairman Sam Muumbi and Kikuyu Council of Elders head Simon Wachira Kiago centred on the Vice President’s new initiative to use elders to drive his campaign messages.

    The latest engagement comes two weeks after Mr Musyoka hosted a similar dinner between the Kamba and Kalenjin elders led by former permanent secretary Josiah Sang at Kapkatet Stadium in Kericho County.

    The Kamba and Kalenjin elders urged the United Republican Party (URP) leader, Mr William Ruto, who was present, and the Vice-President to form an alliance ahead of the March 4, 2013 General Election.

    On Monday, the elders agreed that the VP and Mr Kenyatta should begin discussions under their guidance to form a pre-election alliance.

    Mr Kiago presented a memorandum to Mr Musyoka, saying the elders were determined to see a peaceful election next year. He noted that they had started talking to other leaders to promote the need for peaceful elections.

    He said the formation of a coalition between PNU and ODM Kenya in early 2008 stabilised the country and ended the post-election violence.

    Last week, the Wiper Democratic Party said it had started recruiting 50 link persons in every constituency to popularise the VP’s presidential bid.

    Mr Musyoka, who is the Wiper party’s flag bearer, said such point persons would act as a link between the grassroots voters and the party headquarters.

    “I am asking our party officials in every constituency to identify 50 volunteers each who can act as a link for my campaign team at the grassroots so that I can make inroads in every part of the country and win the forthcoming General Election,” the VP said.

    He said, if elected president, he would ensure that chiefs and their assistants remained as they played a key role in rural areas.
     
  2. Ab-Titchaz

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    The question is, who is gonna be on top of such a ticket and who is going to be Vice!
     
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