Jubilee endorses Kenyatta as presidential candidate

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Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta has been endorsed as the Jubilee presidential candidate

URP’s leader William Ruto will be his running mate while Water Minister Charity Ngilu will be the Senate Majority leader of the coalition.

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Speaking at Moi sports centre Kasarani gymnasium Sunday, where The National Alliance (TNA) and United Republican Party delegates were meeting, Kenyatta pledged that his government will eradicate poverty, hunger and diseases plus every Kenyan to enjoy security, food security, peace and stability.

He at the same time said he had resigned as a member of KANU whereas Ruto has resigned as an ODM member and will be resigning as MP next week.

Ruto Said this is after consulting his constituents and to comply with the law.

Uhuru also said Jubilee alliance will launch a manifesto that will guide development agenda ahead of the forthcoming General Election.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Raila Odinga has assured the Muslim community in the country that the CORD alliance will ensure that the right of every Kenyan was protected under the new constitution.

He said the alliance will guarantee equity in distribution of resources to all communities irrespective of their population ratio.

Odinga urged a section of Muslim clerics who paid him a call at his residence to inform the public about the benefit of the new laws.

The PM expressed fears that Kenyans risked losing the gains they made realized if the document was not fully implemented.

He cautioned the Kenyans that a clique of leaders who rejected the new laws at the referendum had regrouped and seeking leadership to frustrate the implementation of the constitution.

The Premier said the CORD had developed a comprehensive security programme for troubled hotspots but asked residents to co operate with state agencies for the common good of the country.

The Meeting at Odinga’s Karen home was attended by cabinet Ministers Mohamed Elmi , Musa Sirma, Dalmas Otieno and Deputy speaker Farah Maalim.

Source:kbc

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