The Star (Nairobi)

27 November 2012

Kenya: No Uhuru, Ruto Deal Yet - TNA

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DEPUTY Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta has stated that a coalition deal is yet to be reached between him and Eldoret North MP William Ruto of URP.

This is contrary to an earlier statement that alluded to a pre-election deal between TNA and URP which stated that the two have reached a coalition deal ahead of the December 4 deadline for handing in the agreements of any coalition arrangements going into the elections next year.

In an earlier press release, Uhuru's spokesman Munyori Buku stated that Uhuru and Ruto have reached an agreement, "... whose goals will be national unity, prosperity for all Kenyans, reconciliation and offers a definite and clear road-map of making Kenya an economic powerhouse in the region, Africa and the world in the next decade," the statement read in part.

Buku further said that the full details of the agreement were to be unveiled at a rally planned for Nakuru on Sunday.

The latest statement from Buku reads; "I want to clarify that the earlier statement that the Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North Mp William Ruto have reached a deal was inaccurate. The fact is that negotiations are still going on and when a deal is reached, it will be the prerogative of the party principals to announce it.

However, the joint rally at the Afraha Grounds, Nakuru, will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012 as earlier communicated and details of the arrangements will be announced later. I apologize for the earlier communication"

Parties planning to form coalitions ahead of the March 4, 2013 general election are required by the political parties act to submit coalition agreements as well as the party name and symbol to the registrar of political parties by December 4. So far no such agreements have been forwarded.

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