Peter Kenneth has settled on Ronald Osumba for the running mates position. Tuju seem to have given up his ambitions upon realizing that he could not compete with RAO. Thats the end of project Raphael Tuju for now. Perhaps its better to live to fight another day.
The Eagle alliance can be as well called the “STAREHE BOYS ALLIANCE” with most of the top official having passed through the same school.
For you who dont know Osumba
he Eagle Coalition has settled on Kenya National Congress (KNC) party leader Peter Kenneth as its presidential candidate.
His coalition partner Raphael Tuju of the Party of Action (POA) said Wednesday he was stepping down in Mr Kenneth’s favour but would continue chair the alliance.
“It is with humility and unwavering regard for our values and beliefs that the Party of Action entered into an alliance with KNC of Hon Peter Kenneth and at no one time did my team or myself let any personal ambitions compromise the common values and philosophy that brought our two political entities together,” said Mr Tuju during a ceremony to unveil Eagle’s line up at the Hotel Intercontinental, Nairobi.
“It is for that reason that after a series of thorough consultations and numerous technical meetings that I now inform you that I have ceded ground to Peter Kenneth so that he proceeds to vie for the presidency of this great nation of ours without me contesting for the same space,” he said.
“This I do with full understanding of what Peter Kenneth stands for and is on record for having demonstrated his capability in serving his constituency guided by the values the Eagle Coalition espouses.”
Mr Tuju also said he was not in contention to be Mr Kenneth’s running mate.
“I will continue to chair the coalition by mutual agreement but will not be Peter’s running mate. Therefore, Peter will have a free hand to choose a running mate,” said Mr Tuju.
Mr Kenneth said he had identified 33-year-old Ronald Osumba as his running mate.
He said Mr Osumba represented the emerging face of Kenya.
Mr Osumba has worked as a manager at Safaricom