The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Mayor Roots for Mudavadi

Kakamega mayor has urged the Kikuyu community to hand the Jubilee alliance presidential ticket to Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi.

Mayor Matias Sichere said Mudavadi should face off with Prime Minister Raila Odinga at the ballot. "Kenyans elected President Kibaki. It is payback time for Kibaki and members from his community to reciprocate," he said.

Mayor Sichere's appeal came as two Jubilee alliance presidential contenders, Uhuru Kenyatta and Mudavadi, are set to face the delegates next Tuesday.

More than 2,800 delegates from all the 47 counties will meet to pick either Uhuru or Mudavadi to face off with Raila Odinga who is likely to be picked by the Cord coalition.

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