UhuRuto: TNA, URP to merge for 2017 elections
16 January 2015, 12:52
Nairobi - TNA and URP will form one party in readiness for the 2017 elections, called the Jubilee Alliance Party, sources have told News24.
The two parties, which form the ruling Jubilee coalition have so far formed a united front both in parliament, Senate and in government and talks have been ongoing on forging ahead into being just one item.
And according to Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, the two parties will form one item for the 2017 elections.
" We have stood the test of time and we feel that it is time to forge ahead and grow into one formidable unit," he said Friday.
A source had earlier intimated of the plans to do so and move into one party and the plan will be presented to members of both parties in a retreat in Naivasha next week.
" The MPs will be sold the idea next week in the retreat and it is easy to agree that it will form a huge party and one that will be hard to stop at any level," the source added.
The current coalition holds majority numbers both in the Senate and the Parliament, frustrating opposition efforts to change public agenda.
It is understood that the current framework will make it easy for DP William Ruto to succeed president Uhuru Kenyatta as the president come the 2022 elections.
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