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Kenya's president-elect inks post election pact with nine smaller parties

English.news.cn   2013-03-16 23:10:05            

NAIROBI, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday signed post-election coalition agreements with nine different political parties which have expressed their desire to work with his Jubilee government.

The agreements were signed in Nairobi by all national party officials of the political parties and witnessed by Governors, Members of Parliament, Senators and Women Representative-elects.

The Governors, MPs, Senators and Women Representatives-elects of the political parties also individually executed a memorandum to be bound by the Jubilee Alliance coalition charter.

Among those who signed the post-election coalition deal include Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi who was third in the presidential elections which are now being challenged in court. Justice minister Eugene Wamalwa also signed the deal as well as Energy minister Kiraitu Murungi.

Speaking during the occasion, Kenyatta said his Jubilee government respects the rule of law and is ready to accept the outcome of the court case.

"We are ready to go back to the people and seek fresh mandate. All we are saying is that there should be peace," Kenyatta said during the signing of the pact in Nairobi.

"The Jubilee Alliance respects the rule of law and is ready to accept the outcome of the petition filed by the CORD competitors. If we win then we form the government immediately and start work. If the decision is not in our favor, then we face the electorate again," he added.

The president-elect was referring to the presidential petition which was filled on Saturday by Prime Minister Raila Odinga at the Supreme Court, challenging Kenyatta's election as the country's fourth president.

Kenyatta reiterated the Jubilee Alliance commitment of bringing all leaders together to ensure a peaceful and conducive environment to implement the country's national development Agenda.

The President-elect observed that the Jubilee Alliance is only interested in partnerships that add value to the coalition's policies that offer solutions to the many challenges facing the country.

He said the Jubilee Alliance is ready to form an all inclusive government as soon as the election petition filed by CORD comes to a conclusion.

Kenyatta reassured the country that no Kenyan or region will be marginalized by the Jubilee government and once more extended a friendship hand to other competitors to join him in nation building after the end of the judicial process.

Deputy President-elect William Ruto said the Jubilee Alliance has a national agenda and welcomed all Kenyans aboard to add impetus to the delivery of services.

Ruto noted that the Alliance will continue to scout for local talent and expertise to advance the Jubilee national Agenda on healing, unity and harmonious co-existence of all Kenyans.

He called upon all Kenyans to exercise their rights as democrats by coming together to build a cohesive society.

Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi expressed faith in the country's reformed judiciary and urged political leaders to use them in resolution of disputes.

The leaders, at the same time, said the electorate spoke through the ballot and asked the international community to respect the choice of Kenyans.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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