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The deadline for electoral alliances has forced some unlikely political bedfellows to tie the knot, however reluctantly

With barely three months to go before the general elections, the 4 December deadline on pre-poll deals forced Kenya’s promiscuous political class into a flurry of shotgun weddings. Which of the two major coalitions hastily formed during a long night of matchmaking will prevail is impossible to predict: the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD), led by Raila Oginga Odinga, or the Jubilee Alliance under Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and William Samoei arap Ruto.

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Raila Oginga Odinga, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, William Samoei arap Ruto, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Daniel arap Moi, Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi, Mwai Kibaki, ODM rump, Nicholas Wanjohi, Kofi Annan