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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Uhuru, Ruto meet Cord's Raila and Kalonzo

From left: Deputy President William Ruto, President Uhuru Kenyatta with Cord leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka when they held talks at State House, Nairobi on April 13, 2013. Photo/PPS


President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday held a meeting with Cord leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka at State House where they agreed on the need to unite Kenyans.

The meeting also focussed on the upcoming State Opening of the 11th Parliament, which the two Cord leaders promised to attend.

The leaders also discussed modalities for a bipartisan approach to issues in Parliament, the leadership of critical House Committees and the role of the minority party.

President Kenyatta and Deputy President Ruto pledged that the Jubilee Coalition, which commands majority in both houses, is committed to ensuring the existence of a strong opposition party as a necessary tool for democratisation and to ensure steady check on the government.

Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto said they were keen to see the minority party playing a critical role in key committees like the Accounts Committee.

The leaders agreed to ensure ethical relations between the parties and in general politics.

The Cord leaders also conveyed their message of goodwill to Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto saying they wished them well in running the country


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