The Star (Nairobi)

16 November 2012

Kenya: Ruto, Uhuru Say Their Coalition Will Unite Kenya

TNA presidential aspirant Uhuru Kenyatta with URP presidential aspirant William Ruto during a rally in Narok yesterday Photo/DPMS

DEPUTY Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto yesterday met for the first time since they announced their intentions to form a political alliance.

Uhuru and Ruto said that they are ready to work together and form a government as they did in 2002. The two, who had separately held meetings in Narok, met at Nairegi Enkare market.

Uhuru and Ruto, who are currently facing crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, said "the destiny of Kenya will only be determined by Kenyans".

They were with MPs Internal Security minister Katoo ole Metito, MPs Jebii Kilimo, Maison Leshomo, Rachel Shebesh, William Kabogo, Gideon Kochellah, Aden Duale, Mohammud Ali and Raphael Letimalo.

"We want to unite the whole country and not two communities as our detractors want to portray," Uhuru said. The DPM said he worked with Ruto in Kanu and now want to start another journey to State House together.

"We want to bring Kenyans together so that never again will a community turn against another over political competition," said Uhuru.

He added that TNA and URP will work with leaders from other political parties.

Ruto said URP and TNA have agreed to unite and tackle the challenges Kenyans face.

"If Uhuru becomes the president and I the deputy or vice-versa is anything wrong?" posed Ruto. He said theirs is a wining team. Duale said URP is ready to unite with TNA because the two parties believe in 'Kusema na Kutenda' slogan.

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