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Kaparo quits Ruto's URP

12 September 2014, 17:28 William Korir

Nairobi - Francis Ole Kaparo has quit as chairman of the United Republican Party URP to take up his new role the public service.

The former speaker of the National Assembly was Thursday appointed new chairman of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission NCIC, a position he is keen to take up.

At the time of his appointment, he was still URP chair, partners in the Jubilee coalition and has confirmed he quit in order to apply for the new role.

" I relinquished the post in-order to serve my country and I know that all those I worked with at URP understand my position", he said Friday in Nairobi.

Read also: Uhuru names Ole Kaparo NCIC boss

Kaparo was chosen from a list of 15 applicants by president Uhuru Kenyatta.

He says that despite the mixed reaction to his appointment, he will seek to build bridges between Kenyans, which is currently totally necessary in his view.

" We need to go back to the drawing board. We have to look at where we have gone wrong as a country and that is what I look forward to doing when I take up the new role, he added.

Kaparo says he will look to investigate and end the frequency of clashes in various parts of the country, saying his passion for the well being of the country has been well documented in the past.

Read also: KNUT are not 'watermelons': Sossion

" I have fought for this country previously and I will not stop where I am now. I will not relent and I will build and build further ahead.

Kaparo takes over the NCIC role together with seven other persons appointed as Commisioners by president Uhuru Kenyatta.

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