Kenya Prime Minister and VP seal poll deal

By AfricaReview


Kenya‘s Prime Minister Raila Odinga (left) with Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka. The two have signed a pre-election deal for the March 4, 2013 presidential contest. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya‘s Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka have sealed a pre-election coalition deal.

The pact involving the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Wiper Democratic Movement (Wiper) and Ford Kenya led by Trade minister Moses Wetang’ula was signed at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi Tuesday.

The Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) also brings on board Narc led by Charity Ngilu, who is Mr Musyoka’s rival, UDM among other parties.

The signing ceremony was a culmination of lengthy negotiations just a day ahead of the deadline for lodging of coalition agreements with the Registrar of Political Parties seems to set the stage for a bruising two-horse race between the Odinga-Musyoka pairing and the Uhuru-Ruto come the election next March.

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