The Star (Nairobi)

22 December 2012

Kenya: Heat Rises On Jubilee Over Pact

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 Kikuyu Council of Elders has said the Jubilee Alliance does not represent Kenya. They singled out the deal between Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and his counterpart Musalia Mudavadi saying it is not democratic.

"From what we have observed and understood the agreement in question signed by the two Deputy Prime Ministers did not represent us in any way and in fact it is our view that this agreement is totally unfair and without a doubt undemocratic. Therefore making it null and void in as far as we are concerned,"said the elders in a statement.

The elders National chairman Wachira Kiago speaking in Kasarani yesterday said they have always maintained that it is only through openness and transparency that Kenya can achieve a true democracy.

"It is of paramount importance that all political leaders recognise that they represent us, the people of Kenya, and they must not at any one time be seen to be acting for themselves," Kiago said.

"The Kikuyu Council has been keenly observing the goings on at the Jubilee Alliance and with all that has been said and done, we are of the opinion that there is need for soberness and wisdom to prevail," Kiago said.

Kiago said that It was very clear to Kenyans that no decision of that magnitude ought to have been made without first consulting the important party organs.

The chairman however urged counterparts of UDF to allow for the proper process of nominating the jubilee presidential candidate to prevail and it must be an open, transparent.

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