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Sunday 22 February 2015

We are still in URP, Senator Keter says on Jap birth

URP and TNA are much alive and in existence and are scouting for new drivers of the parties after former leaders departed from the chauffeur sit to join Jap, Senator Charles Keter of Kericho county has confided.
And opponents of Jap should stop making unnecessary noise, but to prepare to meet them in 2017 general elections which are around the corner.
“Stop wasting your time talking about the ruling coalition. We are planning fast for a unified coalition in 2017, which will not be seen as a Kalenjin or Luo, Luhya or Kikuyu outfit. It will be a party for all and it is Jap, Keter warned.
The Kericho senator believes that, right from members of county assembly, members of national assembly, and women representatives, governors, senators deputy president and president will defend their seats on Jap ticket in 2017 election.
Speaking at Kericho Golf Club recently, Keter said there will be no candidates who will be nominated on URP or TNA tickets in 2017 elections after the formation of Jap.
Keter was accompanied by MPs Benjamin Langat Joseph Limo during a golf tournament that was sponsored by MP Langat.
Senator Keter said the formation of Jap was aimed at giving the party more of national outlook unlike before when it was seen as mare Kalenjin and Kikuyu communities political outfit.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto will be our Jap candidates, they will defend their positions as president and deputy president on Jap tickets the same way, with the same applying to any other candidates who won their seats on either URP or TNA tickets during 2013 elections,” Keter said.
Keter said those who won 2013 elections on TNA or URP should now start warming up to defend their seats on Jap.
He said Jap is prepared to face Cord leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang’ula and others in the opposition during the 2017 election where we expect to beat them hands down the same they did in last elections.
Jap’s aim, Keter said, is to promote cohesiveness among all Kenyans regardless of party affiliation, religion or one ethnic background.
He appealed to Kenyans to shun combative politics for the purpose of enabling Uhuru and his deputy Ruto to fulfill all pledges made after last elections.

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