Video: I have no interest in coalitions-Kibaki
President Kibaki has said he is not interested in coalition building among political parties.
The President said he was a “democrat” and had no role in the heightened political activity that has seen various parties seal pre-election coalition deals.
“We (State House) wish to state that President Kibaki remains focused on his service to the nation and peaceful elections and transition and should not be dragged in ongoing political activities,” said a statement from the Presidential Press Service Friday.
“President Kibaki is a democrat and will respect the wishes of the Kenyan people now and after the March 2013 General Election.”
President Kibaki said “elections come and go” and urged Kenyans to continue to “enjoy better and greater development, peace and security now and after 04/03/2012”.
The President said media reports that State House was involved in crafting a deal that would see Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta shelve his presidential ambitions for his counterpart Musalia Mudavadi were misleading.
On Thursday, a group of 40 MPs allied to Mr Kenyatta’s The National Alliance (TNA) said they would not entertain that notion.
The legislators accused a senior President Kibaki aide of fronting Mr Mudavadi.
“Any attempt to impose [a candidate in the] Kibaki succession will boomerang. Shadowy mandarins exacting proxy State power to inherit themselves must be rejected,” said Assistant minister Kabando wa Kabando.
“We know that there are some forces trying to scuttle this alliance and we are not going to entertain their blackmail, intimidation or threats.”