18 December 2012

Kenya: TNA Delegates Reject Uhuru, Mudavadi 'Deal'

The Jubilee Coalition has unveiled its line up for the March 4, 2013, general election. Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta was unveiled as the ... ( Resource: Kenya's Jubilee Unveils Election Lineup )

The impasse on the nomination of flag bearer for the Jubilee alliance has deepened further as reports have emerged of a secret deal penned between Uhuru and Mudavadi on December 4.

The alleged deal that was signed would have Uhuru Kenyatta support his fellow Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi as the presidential candidate for the alliance.

It is further emerging that Uhuru tabled the agreement before MPs allied to TNA on Monday in a meeting at the Panafric Hotel where he further committed to giving Mudavadi his full backing.

The MPs however rejected the agreement and vowed to overturn it saying that Mudavadi coerced Kenyatta into agreeing on the terms.

The MPs allied to TNA further accused Mudavadi of wanting to be given the jubilee presidential ticket on a "silver platter." TNA Secretary General Onyango Oloo confirmed the agreement between Uhuru and Mudavadi.

Musalia Mudavadi is expected to address the press on the Jubilee coalition as the TNA delegates who are currently in a meeting at the Multi Media University chart a way forward.

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