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Wednesday, February 2, 2022 – Deputy President William Ruto, ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula are good to go after the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu approved their request to reserve Kenya Kwanza as their preferred coalition name.
The three parties wrote a letter to the Registrar of Political Parties to reserve the name which they intend to use as their coalition party.
The Political Parties Act stipulates that an application for reservation of a name shall be for a period, not more than 90 days.
Speaking during their first joint rally in Nakuru, DP Ruto said the trio together with other like-minded political parties will form the Kenya Kwanza coalition.
“Kenya Kwanza is a coalition whose main agenda is to guard the constitution and not to benefit a few individuals.
“I want to tell you that we have joined hands with Ford Kenya and ANC because we have a good plan for this country,” Ruto said in Nakuru.
The new development comes against the backdrop of heightened speculation that UDA, ANC, and Ford Kenya have no formal agreement but are only operating on a friendship basis.
Addressing journalists on Monday, January 31, UDA Chairman Johnson Muthama said the three parties are yet to sign any formal agreement.
“As we are speaking now, you being assured by none other than UDA chairman, there is no coalition agreement that has been arrived between the three coalition parties,” Muthama said.
The clarification by Muthama came after reports emerged that a deal had been inked to zone some counties giving express advantage to ANC and Ford Kenya.
The Kenya Kwanza coalition will battle it out with Azimio La Umoja which is headed by ODM Leader Raila Odinga come August.
The Kenyan DAILY POST