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Vol 53 N0 25

Published 14th December 2012


Kenya

Shotgun wedding season

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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