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TODAY:  Fri, Mar 28, 2008   10:33pm EAT

Uhuru pulls out of the presidential race.

Written By:Carol Gakii    , Posted: Thu, Sep 13, 2007

Caption: The announcement by Uhuru ends days of speculation on his political career path.

Leader of Official Opposition, Uhuru Kenyatta has pulled out of the presidential race and will now support president Mwai Kibaki in the forthcoming general elections.

Uhuru says he is entering into negotiations with president Kibaki and other parties drumming up  suport for his re-election bid.

Addressing a press conference at the KANU headquarters' after the party's National Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, Uhuru announced that the party has formed a 9-member team to enter into the talks.

Uhuru will chair the committee, which  will also include Keiyo South MP Nicholas Biwott.

The announcement by Uhuru ends days of speculation on his political career path.

Uhuru broke ranks with the Raila's group after his demands for KANU to field its own parliamentary and civic candidates were rejected.

Meanwhile, Uhuru maintains that he is the official spokesman for KANU and cautions the party members to be wary of people making announcements and purporting to be speaking on behalf of the party.





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