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Kenya: Kalonzo Musyoka wins ODM-K’s ticket to head the party as presidential candidate

Posted by African Press International on September 1, 2007

Nairobi (Kenya) Kenyas presidential hopeful Kalonzo Musyoka has been officially declared the candidate for the opposition party, the Orange Democratic Movement of Kenya (ODM-Kenya) to run against the incumbent President Mwai Kibaki in elections in December.

Kalonzo, a former foreign affairs minister, emerged the winner at party elections held in Nairobi after beating fellow contestant, nominated member of parliament Julia Ojiambo.

Kalonzo will now spearhead ODM-Kenya\s campaign for the presidency.

In his acceptance speech, Kalonzo said that if elected president he would reduce poverty and boost security in the country.

On Saturday, the splinter opposition party, the Orange Democratic Movement, is expected to pick its own presidential candidate in what is expected to be a three-horse race in this years election including two opposition candidates and President Kibaki.

Former President Daniel arap Moi announced on Tuesday that he will support the incumbent, President Mwai Kibaki, for re-election for a second term and termed both ODM-Kenya and ODM as political outfits aimed at dividing Kenyans.

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