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TNA officials jolt coalition partners over campaign drive

By - Updated Friday, February 8th 2013 at 00:00 GMT +3
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By Karanja Njoroge

NAKURU; KENYA: Parties in the Jubilee Alliance from Nakuru County are headed on a collision course after The National Alliance (TNA) candidates began a six-piece voting campaign.

Party members said they would ask supporters to back Jubilee presidential aspirant Uhuru Kenyatta and vote for TNA candidates.

The move is likely to create conflict between the party and other parties in the coalition supporting Uhuru’s presidential bid.

Other parties in the coalition fielding candidates in the county include United Republican Party (URP), Narc and the Grand National Union.

A proposal to zone the county and share seats between the main coalition partners URP and TNA came up during the recent party primaries.

Both TNA and URP are fielding candidates against each other despite initial efforts by the coalition leaders to zone the cosmopolitan county.

Speaking after a meeting in Nakuru, TNA party officials and candidates said they would launch an aggressive campaign for Uhuru to ensure he clinches the presidency.

Team work

“As TNA we have resolved to conduct peaceful campaigns guided by the recently launched Jubilee manifesto and ensure Nakuru remains united,” said Nakuru Governor TNA candidate Kinuthia Mbugua.

The former Administration Police Commandant said they had agreed to conduct a harmonised campaign as TNA members.

“We have agreed to incorporate all those who lost in the party nominations and work as one team under the Nakuru TNA coordination office,” he added.

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