The Star (Nairobi)

10 December 2012

Kenya: Wiper Endorses Kalonzo for President

Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has been endorsed as the Wiper Democratic Movements' party leader and presidential candidate at his party's delegates convention held today at the Kasarani Sports Complex.

ODM party leader Prime minister Raila Odinga and Ford Kenya's Moses Wetangula were also present at the event where delegates also endorsed the Coalition for Reform and Democracy pact (CORD) signed between the three parties last Tuesday.

During the event, the Vice President urged Kenyans to register for the upcoming polls terming it the country's ticket to a better life. "The ongoing voter registration is a crucial national exercise...If you have not yet registered I urged you to do so," said Kalonzo

Kalonzo added that the March 4 election is the most critical in Kenya's lifetime stating that it will transform Kenya.

Kalonzo promised to improve key sectors including the economy, education, health and security.

"We must get our Eastleigh back, we must get our Garissa back" Kalonzo said adding that his government will implement effective internal and external security measures. The VP also warned that Kenyans must learn to coexist harmoniously or perish.

Prime Minister Raila Odinga was endorsed as the ODM presidential candidate on Friday last week at the party's delegates convention. Musyoka also attended the convention as an observer. While commending Raila for being nominated, Kalonzo expressed hope that he too will be endorsed unopposed by his party.

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