Ruling coalition in Kenya moves to create a single party

January 24, 2015 4:28 PM

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Ruling coalition in Kenya moves to create a single party

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's ruling coalition, which includes former, bitter ethnic and political rivals, on Saturday moved closer to merging into a single Jubilee Alliance Party ahead of elections due in 2017.

Following a two-day parliamentary retreat that was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the coalition said in a statement it would work on developing a roadmap "towards the ultimate merger into the new political outfit".

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