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IS THERE ANY TRUTH IN THIS??

MaDVDDetails have emerged of a partially handwritten document that allegedly saw President Uhuru Kenyatta step down for Musalia Mudavadi in 2012.

The one-page agreement is said to have been signed in dramatic moments on the night of December 4.

The controversial document titled ‘The Agreement Between Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi’ shows the two leaders had agreed that Uhuru “shall step down as the presidential candidate of the coalition” and that Mudavadi “shall be the coalition’s presidential candidate”. “These details shall be announced within 14 days from the date hereof,” the agreement read in part.

Handwritten notes at the bottom of the document said the commitments were subject to agreement on sharing of Government as defined in the coalition agreement.

The sharing was to be in the following proportions: Uhuru’s The National Alliance 45 per cent, United Republican Party 35 per cent and Mudavadi’s United Democratic Forum 20 per cent.

The document was signed by Uhuru, Mudavadi and Deputy President William Ruto, who is also the URP leader, in the presence of lawyers Desterion Oyatsi and Dan Ameyo.

Uhuru and Ruto are said to have gone to Mudavadi’s home in Nairobi’s Riverside Drive to seal the pact but immediately the news broke, Uhuru disowned the deal, saying it was the work of “dark forces”.

Based on the failure to honour the agreement, Mudavadi has refused to join forces with Uhuru and his deputy.

The former deputy prime minister has, however, made it clear that he will focus on his presidential ambitions using the Amani coalition although political players believe he is being courted by CORD.

YOUTHS SHOULD BE GIVEN MORE SLOTS IN PARTY POSITIONS

MBThe Jubilee party leadership has been urged to ensure youths get a bigger share of the party’s leadership positions by setting aside seats to be held by young people.

A Youth leader who is also the chairman of the Friends of Youth and Women organization Allan Mburu has said it is vital for the party’s leadership to provide a conducive environment for youths to vie for party positions.

He said despite the party having set aside positions for a youth and women leader at both the national and county level, there is need to have more youths occupy leadership positions for better representation.

He said that this will make it possible for young people to lead alongside seasoned politicians and acquire skills that will enable them to engage the government effectively.

He also noted that it will be difficult for youths to effectively compete with experienced politicians who are wealthy saying that the party should provide a more enabling environment for youths to clinch more seats.

The youth leader said ensuring more youths are incorporated in the leadership of the party will provide a smooth transition during elections as older politicians retire from politics.

The jubilee party is expected to hold its party elections after the national delegates’ convention that will be held on September 9.

Mburu was speaking at Kambirwa shopping centre during a meeting to educate youths and women on how to empower themselves financially by starting small entrepreneurships.

He lauded the Jubilee party for its decision to employ the services of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission during its nominations and urged young people not to shy from vying for political seats as nominations will be free and fair.

He also urged the government to speed up the recruitment of IEBC commissioners and consider youths’ women and persons with disabilities to ensure there is equity.

 

NARC-KENYA WILL CONTINUE ENJOYING ITS FREEDOM

mkNARC-KENYA Party leader Martha Karua has responded to reports claiming that a section of Jubilee leaders had called on her to join the Coalition.

The 2013 Presidential aspirant stated that she would not bow to the pressure of dissolving her party to join the Jubilee Party.

The Opposition supporter insisted that she would not be coerced into working with Jubilee, stating that any such efforts will bounce.

Karua took to Twitter saying: “I & Narc Kenya will enjoy our freedom of association which jubilants so must respect.”

Some leaders from the government’s side had asked Ms Karua and Kenya National Congress leader Peter Kenneth to disband their respective parties and merge with Jubilee.

The group from Mt Kenya region observed that the two should also drop their presidential bids to support President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 Election.

President Kenyatta on Wednesday announced that 12 parties had decided to dissolve and form a formidable force which would have representation from different parts of the country.

In a press conference at State House, Kenyatta stated that the Jubilee Party would be launched in September.

 

KIDERO, I WILL VIE FOR PRESIDENCY 2022

kiderNairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero is the new entrant to declare his desire to vie for the country’s top seat come 2022.

Expressing his surety of retaining the gubernatorial seat for the county in the next general election, the incumbent said his eyes will then be fixed on the country’s top seat.

Kidero said it is a high time Kenyans elect leaders who can change their lives and not just vote for people who have no convincing manifestos but hide behind tribal curtains.

“It is evident that many leaders want positions but unfortunately some are out just to have them for their own benefit,” said Kidero.

Kidero was speaking during the second anniversary for the table banking women empowerment in Westlands which is part of the Joyful women Group led by Rachel Ruto, wife to the Deputy President William Ruto.

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho and his Kakamega counterpart Wycliffe Oparanya are some of the other governors from the Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) camp who have also expressed their 2022 bid for the presidential seat.

RUTO ANSWERS BUSIA WOMEN REP

rutomutuaDeputy President William Ruto has responded to the message directed to him by Busia Women Representative Florence Mutua, who accused him of interfering with her marriage.

Ms Mutua complained that Ruto discussed her during a meeting with Members of the Busia County Assembly held on August 1, in Nairobi.

She said that During this visit, the DP made her re-election and that of Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong the sole subjects of discussion.

“I am a proud daughter of Western Kenya by birth and I am a resident of Western by marriage. Ruto must not attempt to define my origins for me and he must get out of my personal birth and marital life,” the MP vented.

However, Ruto through his Communication Secretary David Mugonyi has dismissed the claims saying the Busia legislator was lying since she was not even in the meeting to know what was discussed.

Mugonyi affirmed that the DP respects women and that Ms Mutua should not be worried about who Ruto meets.

In her message, Ms Mutua blatantly told off the DP saying: “If the DP has problems with me personally, I challenge him to face me directly and stop using MCAs to fight his personal wars”.

She went ahead to instruct Ruto, who has been caught severally politicking, to focus on development issues that will steer the country forward, adding that his ‘brand of politics was tearing the country apart’.