Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka and Trade minister Moses Wetangula on Tuesday sealed a pre-election coalition deal.
The pact dubbed Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) also brings on board Narc led by Charity Ngilu, who is Musyoka’s rival, UDM among other ten parties. Speaking after signing the pact, Prime Minister Raila Odinga promised Kenyans that the pact will propel the country to the height of prosperity and give Kenyans proper leadership promising to tackle health, food security and youth employment among other things.
Meanwhile Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has promised to reform the judiciary if they form the next government and ensure that Kenyans facing crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court at The Hague are brought back in the country.
On his part FORD Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula lauded the coalition as one that will bring together Kenyans and address the problems facing majority of Kenyans in the country. He further called on Kenyans to turn up in large numbers to register as voters so as to enable the coalition form the next government.
The signing ceremony was a culmination of lengthy negotiations just a day ahead of the deadline for lodging of coalition agreements with the Registrar of Political Parties.
AUTHOR: BEN GUMO