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MPs WANT KIBAKI TO ENDORSE UHURU

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President Kibaki is coming under increasing pressure to endorse Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Uhuru Kenyatta as his successor, the Star has learnt. The president himself alluded to this pressure last week while denouncing early campaigns by prospective candidates with some people demanding that he declare whom he wants to succeed him.Those pushing for Kibaki's endorsement of Uhuru are wary of the inroads Planning assistant minister, Peter Kenneth, Narc-Kenya leader, Martha Karua and Safina Leader Paul Muite might make within the Central province voting bloc as they have all declared interest in the presidency.Some of the people including businessmen, powerful politicians and powerbrokers close to the president have reportedly been asking the President to endorse Uhuru during informal meetings they have been holding. "We want him to do so in his own way but not the way Moi did in 2002. His blessings, networks and goodwill is what we want to help Uhuru win next year," said one of President Kibaki's close confidants....

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