Kalonzo carries Wiper to Jubilee

Wiper and Jubilee party officials during the signing ceremony at Jubilee headquarters in Nairobi./COURTESY

Wiper Party and Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) have signed a post-poll coalition agreement with Jubilee Party.

The agreement was executed at Jubilee Party’s headquarters at Pangani, Nairobi on Wednesday.

The agreement saw Wiper party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto sign agreement with the ruling party.

Jubilee party vice chair David Murathe, reportedly said that the move is part of anticipation to oversee futuristic state of the nation.

“We are signing a cooperation agreement. We hope this will be part of Jubilee when we sign the coalition agreement,” said Murathe.

“The most important thing is finding a middle ground so as to bequeath to the next generation a more stable and secure country,” Murathe added.

Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju hosted the signing ceremony.

“I’m happy to host this on behalf of the President. It’s his dream to bring this country together. It is therefore very significant,” said Tuju.

CCM leader Isaac Rutto added that the agreement is part of making sure the President delivers on his development agenda.

“We were the first party to do a handshake. We thank Jubilee for going out of their way to bring us together,” Rutto said.

Rutto added that the political situation in the country had stabilized after the handshake and the country will go to the elections peacefully.

Last month KANU and Jubilee signed an agreement which will see the leaders in KANU and Jubilee work together.

Also Last month, the Wiper Party National Executive Council authorized cooperation talks with Jubilee saying it was aimed at fostering national unity, spurring socio-political-economic development.

However, it is not clear if the new coalition will plunge the NASA coalition into a limbo following the fact that Wiper and CCM have been part of the NASA coalition.