PART 9 - 26th Feb. 2008 until
29. Feb. 2008
FACTS OF THE POST-ELECTION
KENYA OVERVIEW: TROUBLED NATION IN A TROUBLED
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SHORT CHRONOLOGY OF THE
THE NATIONAL DISASTER IN
THE WHISTLEBLOWER FILES ON KENYA
TEXT OF KENYA
CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IN KENYA
US AND THEM - THE
ENDURING POWER OF ETHNIC NATIONALISM
begins after political deal
(29.02.2008) NAIROBI (IRIN) - While lauding the agreement between
Kenya's two main political parties on power-sharing, humanitarian
actors say the hard work has yet to begin - resettling the
displaced and reconciling all Kenyans.
Back, Judge Dissolves Injunction
(29.02.2008) First Amendment Rights of Internet Users Upheld in
Today's Hearing - San Francisco - A federal district
court judge in San Francisco today
rescinded a controversial order that disabled the "wikileaks.org"
domain name which had -- until two weeks ago -- pointed to
Wikileaks, a website designed to give whistleblowers a forum for
posting materials of public concern.
Peace and Poison
Arrows in Kenya
(29.02.2008) Sharpened machetes were no longer deadly enough
weapons for rural Kenyans during the ethnic warfare that scourged
their country following December's flawed election. So they
replaced them with poisoned bows and arrows — and an arms industry
of sorts has sprung up to produce them.
say coalition deal can work
(29.02.2008) NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's power-sharing deal could
be made to work, rival leaders said on Friday, boosting hopes a
process of reconciliation would now begin after post-election
(29.02.2008) PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has congratulated Mwai
Kibaki and Raila Odinga upon the signing of the agreement that
will see an end to the post election violence in Kenya.
Crime reduces as
ethnic aggression tops insecurity
(29.02.2008) A police report released today says crime trends in
the country decreased by 13 percent countrywide in 2007. According
to the report, police recorded a significant reduction in all
categories of crime in 2007 by double digits and recorded 63,028
criminal incidents down from 72,225 in 2006.
agreement between Kenyan president, opposition leader
(29.02.2008) BEIJING (Xinhua) China on Friday welcomed an
agreement on principles for a coalition government announced
in Kenya. "China welcomes this (the
signing of the agreement), and appreciates
both sides' choice of a political solution to the election
disputes through dialogue and consultation, which has taken the
interests of the nation and the Kenyan people into consideration,"
said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao.
could fall apart if agreement fails
(29.02.2008) LONDON (Reuters) - If Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki
does not meet the terms of a power-sharing agreement it could lead
to the disintegration of the country, opposition leader Raila
Odinga said on Friday.
Must Now Get Underway
(29.02.2008) The agreement signed on Wednesday between President
Kibaki and Opposition leader Raila Odinga reinforces the adage
that behind every cloud, there is a silver lining.
STATE OF THE
NATION: I Accuse the Press for igniting post election violence:
Fact or scapegoat? (29.02.2008) There is a grain of truth in
the charge that vernacular stations fuelled the post election
violence--just a grain. But caution was thrown to the wind in the
Internet and SMS, argues Special Correspondent PETER ORIARE
Joy as Kibaki,
Raila sign power sharing deal
(29.02.2008) Finally, the much-awaited power sharing deal that has
been shrouded in controversy, but which held the only key to a
peaceful and agreeable settlement of the post-election impasse has
Raila Odinga And
His Nigerian Forty Thieves
(29.02.2008) Pius Adesamni looks at the recent Raila Odinga visit
with Obasanjo and argues that African ruling classes are so
prodigious in the production of political farce that all one needs
to do is read African newspapers for absurd realities that no
African writer has as yet to match.
I see light at
the end of the tunnel, says Raila
(29.02.2008) ODM leader, Mr Raila Odinga, spoke about light at the
end of the tunnel as a ray of hope shone across the country with
the signing of the peace accord.
House to open on
(29.02.2008) The first session of the Tenth Parliament opens on
Thursday. This is the second time the 205 MPs, sworn-in on
January 15, return to the House to transact
business. President Kibaki will preside over the State opening
of the House, a week after signing a power sharing
deal with ODM leader, Mr Raila Odinga, to end post-election
(29.02.2008) Central Kenya leaders welcomed
the deal between President Kibaki and the ODM leader, Mr
Raila Odinga. Terming it as an act of statesmanship, the leaders
were unanimous in their praise for the deal, saying it would bring
peace and tranquillity.
Kenyans to back peace pact
(29.02.2008) African Union chairman, President Jakaya Kikwete,
Thursday threw his weight behind the pact and asked
all Kenyans to rally behind it. The Tanzanian
President said the long-awaited agreement
between President Kibaki and ODM Leader, Raila
Odinga, would be useless without individual
support from every citizen and goodwill, especially by the
community is not meddling in Kenya
(29.02.2008) The scholars Achille Mbembe and Sarah Nutall describe
Africa as ‘a space of flows, flux, of translocation, with multiple
links of entry and exit points (a place) fundamentally in contact
with an elsewhere’. The social historian Terence Ranger also,
suggests this is why Africa can only be understood in terms of
‘questions of circulation, flows and transnationalism’.
We’ve begun the
journey, but dangers lurk ahead
(29.02.2008) Finally, the power sharing deal is out. It is not, of
course, the ‘Kenyan solution’ President and his team, led by
Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister, Ms Martha Karua,
would have wished for. It is a bitter tablet from a pharmacy chain
in the outer world.
(29.02.2008) Preamble: The crisis triggered by the 2007 disputed
presidential election has brought to the surface deep-seated and
long-standing divisions within Kenyan society.
Good work on
talks, but task unfinished
(29.02.2008) The signing on Thursday of a historic governance
agreement to resolve the crisis sparked off by last year’s
disputed presidential election marks the beginning of a hopeful
but challenging period for Kenya.
Kibaki pledges to
unite and reconcile Kenyans
(29.02.2008) Kenya’s most terrible political impasse was broken in
a major breakthrough that took the best of five hours of intense
haggling between President Kibaki and ODM leader, Mr Raila Odinga,
at Harambee House.
celebrates peace agreement
(29.02.2008) The Government and ODM Thursday returned smiles on
the faces of Kenyans and a sigh of relief to the international
community by signing a deal to end the two-month political crisis.
Kenyans across the country burst into celebrations after President
Kibaki and ODM leader Raila Odinga signed the agreement at
A Peace Deal At
(29.02.2008) President Kibaki and ODM leader Raila Odinga Thursday
signed a historic agreement to end Kenya's post-election political
crisis. Under the deal brokered by chief mediator Kofi Annan and
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, the leaders agreed to form a
coalition government which will radically alter the way Kenya will
Kibor freed on
(29.02.2008) An ODM politician charged in a Nakuru court with
incitement to violence has been released on bail. Chief magistrate
Gilbert Mutembei said the prosecution failed to present sufficient
evidence for the court to deny 74-year-old Jackson Kibor bail.
welcomes power sharing agreement in Kenya
(29.02.2008) I welcome the power-sharing agreement signed between
Kenya's political leaders yesterday. The agreement reached by the
leaders underlines the strong desire of the Kenyan people to
reject violence and find a political solution to the recent crisis.
UK to hold donors
meeting for Kenya
(29.02.2008) Britain is prepared to host a donors conference for
Kenya to help the country build on a new power-sharing agreement,
Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Thursday.
reconvene to enact deal into law, says President
(29.02.2008) President Kibaki announced that Parliament would
reconvene next Thursday to enable the enaction of the agreement
reached Thursday into law. He said the move would also allow the
two sides to play their roles in national reconciliation and
Big smile as
peace finally comes to kenya
(29.02.2008) Nairobi (NSV) - Kenyan leaders, President Mwai Kibaki
of PNU and ODM leader Raila Odinga, struck a historic peace deal
on Thursday to end Kenya’s two months political violence, the
Kenyan Daily Nation has reported. The violence was triggered by
December 2007 General Elections that saw the incumbent Mwai Kibaki
declared as the winner in a presidential race which observers and
opposition ODM described as having been rigged.
(29.02.2008) Kenyans have been celebrating the power-sharing deal
to end the country's two-month political crisis. Thousands of
dancing and cheering people poured onto the streets of Kisumu, the
home town of opposition leader Raila Odinga.
What next for
Kenya's power-sharing deal
(28.02.2008) Nairobi (Reuters) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and
opposition leader Raila Odinga on Thursday signed an agreement to
share power via cabinet posts and a new prime minister's job,
after talks to end a post-election crisis.
STATEMENT BY HIS
EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI, PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF
OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA
(28.02.2008) Your Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of
the United Republic of Tanzania, Your Excellency Benjamin Mkapa,
Your Excellency Kofi Annan, The Honourable Raila Odinga, Fellow
Kenyans, Just over a month ago, we initiated the Kenya National
Dialogue and Reconciliation Process, aimed at restoring normalcy
in the country after a divisive general election.
Text of Kenya
(28.02.2008) Acting Together for Kenya: Agreement on the
Principles of Partnership of the Coalition Government - Preamble:
The crisis triggered by the 2007 disputed presidential election
has brought to the surface deep-seated and long-standing divisions
within Kenyan society. If left unaddressed, these divisions
threaten the very existence of Kenya as a unified country. The
Kenyan people are now looking to their leaders to ensure that
their country will not be lost.
Deal Signed In Kenya, Odinga To Become PM
(28.02.2008) Nairobi - Signaling an end to a two-month-old
political crisis that sparked bloodshed across Kenya, the ruling
party and the opposition have signed an agreement to share power,
leading to the creation of the post of a Prime Minister, which
will be filled by opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Reach Power-Sharing Deal
(28.02.2008) Kenyans Sign Pact for Coalition Government -
Politicians in Kenya have reached an agreement aimed at ending the
country's political crisis. Kenya was thrown into turmoil after a
disputed election late last year sparked widespread violence that
left more than 1,000 people dead.
(28.02.2008) I congratulate the people of Kenya for the agreement
reached today. In the true spirit of democracy, the Kenyan people
delivered clear messages to their leaders on the need for a
political solution to the crisis their
country faced. President Kibaki and
the Honorable Raila Odinga demonstrated
courageous leadership to craft an agreement that put the interests
of the nation first.
Children's response to Kenya political agreement
(28.02.2008) David Wightwick, Save the Children's Kenya
emergencies expert, said: "The political crisis in Kenya has been
played out in displays of shocking violence that have scarred the
country. If this settlement marks the end of that violence and the
beginning of a healing process, then the agreement must be
welcomed, embraced and supported. But this is only the first step
on what will be a rocky road. Of itself this settlement does not
mark the end, but only the beginning, of peace....
Kenya political settlement
(28.02.2008) Kenyan political leaders agree to share power to end
crisis. Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon on Thursday
warmly welcomed a power-sharing agreement in Kenya to end a
political crisis sparked by the disputed outcome of last
December’s general elections.
Welcome Kenya Power-Sharing Deal
(28.02.2008) German and EU officials applauded a deal reached by
Kenya's president and opposition leader to create a power-sharing
government on Thursday, Feb. 28. Britain said it would sponsor a
donor summit for the African nation.
Britain ready to
host Kenya donor conference
(28.02.2008) LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to host a
donors' conference to raise funds to help Kenya's economy and
tourism sector after a power-sharing agreement ended a political
crisis, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Thursday.
Statement on the
power-sharing agreement in Kenya
(28.02.2008) Kenya's leaders have reached a power-sharing
agreement that represents a triumph for peace and diplomacy, and a
renunciation of the violence that has scarred a country of such
enormous potential. Common sense has prevailed, and the Kenyan
people have the outcome for which they have hoped and prayed.
Will the deal in
(28.02.2008) They have brokered a deal to end the violence in
Kenya, but no one is doing cartwheels yet - Kenya's bitter
political rivals have struck a power sharing deal, but will it
work and can it end the violence that has so far cost the lives of
more than 1,000 people?
historic power-sharing deal
(28.02.2008) NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyans sighed with relief on
Thursday as two months of wrangling over disputed presidential
polls finally produced a power-sharing deal to end a crisis that
killed more than 1,000 people.
forge coalition to end crisis
(28.02.2008) - while police fires teargas
at Odinga supporters celebrating - NAIROBI
(Reuters) - Kenya's president and opposition
leader signed a deal to create a power-sharing government on
Thursday, hoping to end a post-election crisis that plunged the
country into its worst turmoil since independence.
power-sharing deal in Kenya
(28.02.2008) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States welcomed a
power-sharing deal signed by rival Kenyan leaders on Thursday
aimed at ending post-election violence that left 1,000 people dead,
but said much depended on its implementation.
Key points of
Kenya's power-sharing deal
(28.02.2008) The key points of Kenya's power-sharing deal signed
Thursday by President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila
Odinga: * Kenya will create the prime minister's post demanded by
hails Kenya coalition agreement
(28.02.2008) The Prime Minister Gordon Brown has hailed the
power-sharing agreement between rival Kenyan leaders as "a triumph
for peace and democracy". Expressing relief that "common sense has
prevailed", Mr Brown praised the move by President Mwai Kibaki and
opposition leader Raila Odinga to form a coalition government.
Kibaki and Raila
sign deal to share power
(28.02.2008) President Kibaki and Mr Raila Odinga have signed a
deal that will see them share power through the
creation of a Prime Minister
position. The deal, brokered by Africa
Union chairman President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and Mr Kofi
Annan, will see the creation of a grand coalition sharing power
according to party strength in Parliament.
sign coalition deal
(28.02.2008) NAIROBI (AFP) - Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki and
opposition chief Raila Odinga signed an agreement Thursday to form
a coalition government and end a two-month crisis that has claimed
some 1,500 lives.
Kibaki and Raila
sign deal to share power
(28.02.2008) President Kibaki and Mr Raila Odinga have signed a
deal that will see them share power through the creation of a
Prime Minister position.
Agree to Coalition
(28.02.2008) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Kenya's rival politicians
signed a power-sharing agreement Thursday and shook hands after
weeks of bitter negotiations on how to end the country's deadly
politicians reach agreement
(28.02.2008) NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) - Kenya's rival politicians "have
an agreement," said former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Thursday. President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga
had been negotiating for weeks about sharing power following the
disputed elections in late December.
Kibaki and Raila
must end impasse
(28.02.2008) Some political leaders seem not to appreciate the
urgency of the situation, even as chief mediator Dr Kofi Annan
belabours the fact.
True leaders owe
us hope of creating a new Kenya
(28.02.2008) Martin Luther King Jr may have delivered his famous
‘I have a Dream’ speech to fight for the emancipation of the Negro
in 1963, but today, we can still draw lessons from it. Just like
King, I have a dream that it will no longer be business as usual.
I have a dream that those to whom we have entrusted leadership
will wake up from their slumber and start working.
alleged ODM strategy document
(28.02.2008) The Democratic Party Secretary-General, Mr George
Nyamweya, swore an affidavit on January 11, submitting a document
called ‘Executive brief on the positioning and marketing of the
ODM presidential candidate’ as evidence
of ODM having planned post-election mayhem. I am
supposed to have been at the centre of this diabolical arrangement.
It is a lie.
to end crisis
(28.02.2008) Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete Wednesday
expressed hope that Kenya’s rival leaders will reach an agreement
to end the current political crisis in the country.
ODM man sworn in
as city mayor after deal
(28.02.2008) ODM councillor Geoffrey Odhiambo Majiwa was Wednesday
sworn in as the new Nairobi mayor after a last-minute
power-sharing deal with his PNU opponent John Njoroge Chege.
relief food truck shot by bandits
(28.02.2008) A teenager who had been given a lift in a truck
ferrying food to a refugee camp in North Eastern Province was shot
in the neck by bandits.
Annan talks shift
to Raila and Kibaki
(28.02.2008) Lead mediator Dr Kofi Annan made good his promise to
directly engage President Kibaki and Mr Raila Odinga. It was a day
of intense shuttle diplomacy and building international pressure.
coalition proposal over post dismissed
(28.02.2008) President Kibaki kicked a fresh power-sharing
controversy by announcing he was ready to appoint a Prime Minister
"in a Coalition Agreement".
lose Sh300m in sham payments
(28.02.2008) Kenyan taxpayers are likely to lose close to Sh300
million today should an Anglo Leasing-type irrevocable promissory
note be presented for payment.
Raila tables ODM
view on dialogue to Kikwete
(28.02.2008) Tanzanian President, Mr Jakaya
Kikwete, met ODM leader, Mr Raila Odinga,
to jumpstart the stalled mediation talks. During the two-hour
meeting at the Grand Regency Hotel, Raila gave the party’s
EU to act on
those who stall mediation
(28.02.2008) The European Union has expressed concern over the
stalled negotiations and called for an effective power-sharing
mechanism. The EU presidency also warned of dire consequences to
individuals who obstructed the process.
(28.02.2008) Amnesty International’s Day of Action for Kenya was
marked with a call for justice for victims of post-election
violence. More than 57 human rights groups from Africa urged the
international community to help document incidents of rights’
violations since the December election.
Inaction Threatens "Mass Killings" in Africa, Asia
(28.02.2008) UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The international failure to
respond aggressively to the killings in Sudan, and more recently
in Kenya, is threatening the spread of genocide and ethnic
cleansing in other parts of Africa, a London-based human rights
Wako, Ali dismissed
(28.02.2008) The Attorney-General and
Commissioner of Police failed in their duties during
the last election and should be sacked, the Kenya Human Rights
Commission (KHRC) says.
More calls for
weaker presidency to end row
(28.02.2008) Abolishing the presidency is the only solution to the
political crisis, human rights organisations claim. The Centre for
Law and Research International (Clarion) and the Kenya Human
Rights Commission (KHRC) said on Wednesday Parliament should
change the Constitution and reduce the powers of the presidency by
the end of next year.
(28.02.2008) More than 1,000 squatters invaded private land and
sub-divided it among themselves. Armed with pangas and hoes, men
and women flocked the 200-acre farm at Kiwandani, near Kilifi town,
as early as 7am on Wednesday as riot police and the Provincial
Administration watched helplessly.
probing 5,000 cases of violence
(28.02.2008) Police have started investigation into 5,000 cases
related to post-election violence in Rift Valley Province. The
provincial CID officer, Mr Mohammed Amin, told The Standard on
Wednesday that 600 cases were already in court.
(28.02.2008) Security officers cordoned off the Kitale Law Courts
where 205 suspected militia recruits were charged. The youths were
allegedly found going through illegal military drills at the home
of former Saboti MP, Mr Davis Nakitare.
hold talks over PM position, powers
(28.02.2008) Chief mediator, Dr Kofi Annan, discussed with
President Kibaki and the PNU mediation team to kick-start stalled
talks. The meeting at Harambee House offices started at 10am and
lasted for about two hours before Annan and former Tanzanian
President, Mr Benjamin Mkapa, left the premises without briefing
claims lobbyists' lives in danger
(28.02.2008) Journalists and human rights defenders whose lives
were threatened in the wake of the political violence are yet to
get any protection from the Government, a human rights
organisation has said.
against British High Commissioner's summons
(28.02.2008) The government Thursday protested against the
summoning of some of its Members of Parliament by the British High
The dead woman of
Naivasha and her crying baby
(28.02.2008) AT THE HEIGHT OF THE post-election
violence, a photograph that has become the
symbol of the crisis facing Kenya was shot by a Reuters
photographer in Naivasha.
STATE OF THE
NATION - Lords of Poverty have fanned hatred in Kenya over the
years (28.02.2008) It all started
before independence when the British stole the land from Africans.
Then the Africans who stepped into their shoes did nothing about
it, reports Special Correspondent KALUNDI SERUMAGA
mayor through consesus
(28.02.2008) In a major political move
that showed exemplary leadership, Nairobi
councillors yesterday closed ranks and compromised on power
sharing at the City Hall.
Kenyan parties to reach substantial agreement
(28.02.2008) BRUSSELS (Xinhua) - European Union foreign policy
chief Javier Solana urged on Wednesday the actors of the Kenyan
crisis to reach a substantial political agreement.
Stop the world, I
want to get off!
(28.02.2008) Let us face it, the world today is an agglomeration
of events and impressions, most of which are “full of sound and
fury, signifying nothing.” The word “most” is
deliberate there, because interspersed in these
inconsequentially gauche episodes are pixels of
quintessential significance. Those who walk through with a
perfunctory glance will miss them, but the pragmatic observer
pales at their intrinsic importance.
Persons Interim Assessment
(28.02.2008) Released by the Office to Monitor and Combat
Trafficking in Persons - The Trafficking Victims Protection
Reauthorization Act, passed by the Congress and signed into law by
the President in December 2003, requires
the Department of State to submit to
the Congress an Interim Assessment of the
progress made in combating trafficking in persons (TIP) by those
countries and territories placed on the Special Watch List in
October 2007. The evaluation period covers the six months since
the release of the June 2007 annual report.
(28.02.2008) How Europe Lost Africa - The future of Europe's
special relationship with Africa is at risk as former
colonies react to a blasé, if not
hypocritical, European attitude toward the
continent. European-style institutions could enter a profound
crisis of legitimacy if things do not change soon.
Kenya - Model Or
(28.02.2008) The present void as exists in
Kenya, says Annar Cassam, is very dangerous for
it renders both the elections and the observer missions irrelevant
and robs the voters of their democratic rights twice.
"It Will Not Be
Machetes and Arrows Any More, But Firearms"
(27.02.2008) NAIROBI (IPS) - Political analyst Kwamchetsi Makhokha
has warned that failure of talks to address Kenya's political
crisis could prove explosive. The East African country is trying
to resolve a disputed presidential election that has already cost
more than 1,000 lives - and displaced up to 600,000 people.
Leaders in Arms Over Park Evictions
(27.02.2008) Kapchorwa district leaders are irked by the eviction
of the Benet from the slopes of Mt Elgon by the Uganda Wildlife
Authority (UWA). They have demanded that the exercise stops.
committed to dialogue
(27.02.2008) Following the suspension of sittings at the ongoing
National Dialogue and Reconciliation by the Panel of Eminent
Persons led by Mr. Kofi Annan, the Government
Negotiating Team held a Press Conference on Tuesday, February
26th, 2008 and issued the following press statement.
Kenyan town plans
demo over Obama Somali photo
(27.02.2008) ISIOLO, Kenya (Reuters) - Residents of a remote
Kenyan town plan a demonstration on Friday over a photo of U.S.
presidential hopeful Barack Obama in Somali dress.
advice updated by UK
(27.02.2008) The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office today
changed its travel advice to Kenya. We no longer advise against
travel to Western, Nyanza and Rift Valley Provinces.
Kenya negotiations as protests are suspended
(27.02.2008) Nairobi: Kenya’s opposition has called off mass
protests planned for Thursday after President Mwai Kibaki said he
would create a new Prime Minister post.
bid to resolve premier row
(27.02.2008) AU chairman Jakaya Kikwete
and chief mediator Kofi Annan Wednesday
engaged Government and ODM leaders in a flurry of diplomatic
meetings to unlock the deadlock over the prime minister’s position.
UHHCR says Kenyan
refugees in Uganda too scared to return
(27.02.2008) Nairobi, Kenya - The security situation may have
improved in areas of Kenya hit by post-election violence, but many
of the thousands of refugees who fled to Uganda are still too
scared to return, the UN refugee agency office here said in a news
Rejects Sh500 Million Claims
(27.02.2008) The Government has said it will not pay claims worth
Sh500 million in pending bills after they were found to be
No Arms! No
Transfers! No Military Aid! It's Time To Demilitarize US Policy in
(27.02.2008) Since the end of the Cold War, under Democrats and
Republicans alike, the US has provided tens of billions of dollars
worth of military aid, military training and arms transfers to 50
of the 54 nations in Africa. America's militarized foreign policy
has transformed Africa into the poorest and most war-ravaged
continent on earth, with several armed conflicts raging at any one
time over the last two decades, and American arms and training a
factor on at least one of each.
Land Value Tax
Could Stop Disputes
(27.02.2008) For one Dr John Ainsley-an education veteran who has
lived in the country for the last 30 years -the perennial land
dispute in the country can easily be solved by imposing a just and
fairly calculated land value tax. Through such an approach, the
dilemma-which is how to equate land ownership and usership can be
How The Western
Media Distorts the Crisis in Kenya
(27.02.2008) A few nights ago, I received a text message from a
friend in Kenya. Afraid of being attacked by members of the Kikuyu
community, one of Kenya’s largest ethnic groups, he was fleeing
his home. "Am ok," it read. "There were revenge attacks from
Kikuyus, as the place is predominantly Kikuyu. Looking for another
Reconciliation Really Means
(27.02.2008) There will always be disagreements and
disappointments. We'll hurt each other from time to time. In a
family, in the work place, between communities and countries - at
all levels. Any time there's a long-term relationship it will go
through its ups and downs. There will be periods of harmony and
moments of conflict.
Presidential Campaign Funds Queried
(27.02.2008) Presidential candidates in last year's General
Election spent Sh1.2 billion in four months from September to
December - and now they are being held hostage by their financiers,
the Kenya Human Rights Commission has told Business Daily.
Taliban fight for space in Mathare slum
(27.02.2008) Illegal militiamen are terrorizing Nairobi slums
transforming them into no-go zones and killing or injuring
innocent civilians on ethnic consideration.
conflict main threat to minorities says NGO
(27.02.2008) LONDON (AFP) - Cross-border conflict remains the main
threat to minority groups around the world, particularly in Africa,
according to a study published Wednesday by a British
Commissioner Michel on the political situation in Kenya
(27.02.2008) European Commissioner for Development and
Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel expressed his utmost concern
following the announcement by former UN Secretary General Kofi
Annan that the talks between the Kenyan parties had stalled.
Citizens or Risk Future Violence
(27.02.2008) The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights
must be commended for their call on the Government and people of
Kenya to honour the human rights of the people of that great
rights body to send missions to Kenya, Somalia
(27.02.2008) The Banjul-based pan-african rights body, African
Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), is to send
fact-finding missions to Kenya and Somalia "to investigate"
alleged "serious human rights violations" in the two East African
countries, the commission’s chairperson, Sanji Mmasenono, revealed
in a press communique’ issued here Wednesday.
range of activities throughout Kenya
(27.02.2008) As all eyes focus on political negotiations in Kenya,
MSF teams continue to provide medical care in Nairobi, Rift
Valley, Western and Nyanza Provinces. Although the overall
situation is much calmer than it has been in recent weeks, many
areas remain tense.
Unscrambled: Kenya's Quieter Peace Efforts
(27.02.2008) I've just got back to Nairobi after spending a few
days travelling through Ethiopia (about which I'll be writing
tomorrow). While I've been away the negotiations between
government and opposition appear to have stalled. But while the
country's leaders have been struggling to find common ground,
thousands of others across the country have decided not to wait
fighter warns that Kenyans could flee
(27.02.2008) LONDON (Reuters) - Failure to end
Kenya's political deadlock could lead
to more bloodshed and a "devastating" flight of the workers
who have driven its economic success, an exiled former
anti-corruption adviser warned on Wednesday.
ODM calls off
Thursday's mass protests
(27.02.2008) The Orange Democratic Movement has called off rallies
slated for Thursday which aimed at pressurising the government for
a speedy resolution of the political impasse.
called off in Kenya
(27.02.2008) Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga has called off
Thursday's mass protests after meeting ex-UN head Kofi Annan. Mr
Annan is also meeting President Mwai Kibaki in a bid to salvage
suspended talks on Tuesday after he said the negotiations had
Odinga calls off
(27.02.2008) NAIROBI - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said
today he was suspending planned protest rallies in a bid to keep
talks aimed at resolving Kenya’s political crisis on track.
opposition calls off street protests
(27.02.2008) NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition on Wednesday
called off street protests to try and force a power-sharing deal,
while President Mwai Kibaki said he would create the prime
minister's post that his rivals have been seeking.
calls off protests
(27.02.2008) NAIROBI (AFP) - Kenya's opposition leader on
Wednesday called off planned protests after mediator Kofi Annan
pushed the country's feuding leaders to resolve deadlocked
political crisis talks.
in Kenya delays protests
(27.02.2008) NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) - Kenya's opposition leader
Wednesday called off mass demonstrations that his supporters had
threatened to hold the next day. Kofi Annan is meeting privately
Wednesday with President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga.
Annan to Press
Feuding Kenyan Factions to Reach Agreement
(27.02.2008) Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the chief
mediator in Kenya's political crisis talks, is pressing the
nation's rival leaders to reach some level of compromise.
Kofi Annan in
Final Push for Kenya Deal
(27.02.2008) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Former U.N. Secretary-General
Kofi Annan embarked on a final push Wednesday to squeeze a
compromise from Kenya's feuding president and opposition leader.
As talks break
down, army is Kenya's best hope
(27.02.2008) Britain yesterday said that the Kenyan army is now "by
far the best option" to stop a sectarian bloodbath as peace talks
in Nairobi between the government and opposition were suspended.
optimistic about solution
(27.02.2008) Nairobi - The Kenyan opposition party, ODM, has
called off a mass demonstration planned for tomorrow. Party leader
Raila Odinga has reaffirmed his conviction that it is possible for
the political crisis in Kenya to be solved by negotiation. He said
this after a conversation with the former secretary general of the
United Nations, Kofi Annan.
(27.02.2008) Nancy Wanjiru: "Violence more out of jealousy than
tribalism" - NAIROBI (IRIN) - Nancy Wanjiru, 32, has lived in
Nairobi's Mathare slum area since birth. She believes the recent
post-election violence in parts of the city, which resulted in the
displacement of herself, her husband and four children, was more
to do with economic inequalities than ethnic considerations
because among her attackers were members of her own Kikuyu
meets with Kofi Annan
(27.02.2008) President Mwai Kibaki Wednesday morning at his
Harambee House office held talks with Kofi Annan, the lead
mediator in the Kenya National dialogue and reconciliation process.
What if the
mediation talks fail?
(27.02.2008) Kenya’s political crisis talks have
been suspended by the chief mediator, former UN
Secretary General Kofi Annan. He has done so because both the
illegitimate ruling party (PNU) and the opposition party (ODM),
have not agreed on the terms of proposed power-sharing.
force not immune to ethnic tension
(27.02.2008) Kenya's military has an excellent reputation at home
and abroad. Apart from a brief, failed coup attempt by air force
officers against former president Daniel arap Moi in 1982, it has
kept out of politics.
Annan Tries to
Spur Kenya Talks
(27.02.2008) NAIROBI, Kenya - Kofi Annan suspended day-to-day
mediation talks in Kenya on Tuesday and said he would now take up
the remaining divisive issues with Kenya’s leaders directly.
given a warning
(27.02.2008) The US government has warned Kenyan leaders that it
is exploring a wide range of possible actions against them if they
continue to fail to reach a solution in their stand-off.
won't pacify Kenyans
(27.02.2008) "If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes
sinful," wrote author C.S. Lewis. Kenya has been transformed
through a disputed December presidential election into a war-torn
country, in which a thousand people have died because of fighting
between two traditional ethnic tribes.
Setback in Kenya
(27.02.2008) As mediation falters, the gap between holding
elections and sharing power grows. Hopes were dashed
again in Kenya on Tuesday as former U.N.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan suspended mediation talks
between presidential rivals Mwai Kibaki
and Raila Odinga. The power-sharing agreement
that appeared within reach last week is proving elusive, and it's
not hard to understand why.
Forces Pull Out From Kenyan-Somali Border
(27.02.2008) Kenyan special RDU anti-terrorism
armed and border patrolling forces
have entirely withdrawn from their main army base on the border
with Somalia on Wednesday residents said.
Worst plan for
Africa: Foreign aid
(27.02.2008) President Bush's trip to Africa and promise of
increased foreign aid will do little or nothing to solve the
ongoing tragedy in most places on the south-of-Sahara African
continent. Kenya is on the brink of a civil war. Over 1,000 people
have been killed and another 300,000 made homeless.
stalemate concerning - Michel
(27.02.2008) Nairobi - European Commissioner for Development Louis
Michel on Wednesday said he was concerned by the failure of
Kenya's political foes to reach a power-sharing deal to end the
face attacks, rape and displacement if violence flares up again
(27.02.2008) Thousands more children risk being attacked, raped or
forced to witness horrific atrocities if peace talks continue to
flounder and there is a resurgence of the violence that has swept
across Kenya following the disputed January elections.
graduates to get jobs as police officers
(27.02.2008) Recruitment of National Youth Service graduates into
the police force has failed to achieve the anticipated target of
Police seek former
MP over training of militia
(27.02.2008) Police are looking for a
former MP after a group of
youths were allegedly found undergoing military
training at his home. Kitale DCIO, Mr Issa Mohamud, said a warrant
of arrest had been issued for the former Saboti MP, Mr Davis
Centre warns of
doom if talks fail
(27.02.2008) A failure in the mediation talks could spell doom,
the International Centre for Policy and Conflict (ICPC) has
warned. Kenya, the agency noted, was
at a crossroads and if political
protagonists do not find a common ground, the country could be
thrown into disastrous ethnic flare-ups.
PNU team protests
to Annan over talks delay
(27.02.2008) The Government negotiation team formally protested to
the chief mediator, Dr Kofi Annan, over the suspension of the
on mediation talks
(27.02.2008) The following is a statement by US Secretary of
State, Ms Condoleezza Rice, on the mediation talks: "The United
States is a strong friend and partner of Kenya. Since the outset
of the electoral crisis, we have urged a political solution
acceptable to the Kenyan people.
to Rice’s speech on talks
(27.02.2008) The Government reacted sharply
to US Secretary of State, Ms Condoleezza Rice’s
criticism of Kenyan leaders for failing to end their political
Resolve the crisis
fast, says UN
(27.02.2008) The UN has warned that delaying a consensus to the
political crisis could spark further violence. This would lead to
more displacement and further polarisation of society, Mr John
Holmes, UN Emergency Relief Co-ordinator, said on Tuesday.
Discontent is bred
of half-truths, social stratification
(27.02.2008) Kenya, by any definition, comprises of many nations -
often referred to as communities - that make one nation state.
However, it also comprises of two types of people, who see their
world from one angle, regardless of community, political
affiliation, religious inclination or economic status. These are
defined as those who are looking into the 21st century and others
who will not get out of the 18th century.
the talks room
(27.02.2008) A member of the PNU negotiating team engaged the
Panel of Eminent African Persons in heated exchanges and is
understood to have let fly comments that stunned mediators before
the talks were suspended indefinitely, The Standard can report.
Talks suspended as
US threatens to act
(27.02.2008) Mediation talks between the Government and ODM were
suspended Tuesday as the United States warned that it would take
action against whoever obstructs the peace talks.
STATE OF THE
NATION: Raising funds to arm gangs for revenge poison delicate
peace (27.02.2008) On February 15, a group
of professionals, business people and politicians from central
Kenya held a secret meeting in Nairobi to discuss the
Bid to block
Delamere son's appeal flops
(27.02.2008) A bid by the prosecution to have an appeal by Lord
Delamere’s grandson Tom Cholmondeley dismissed has failed. This
follows a decision by Court of Appeal judges Riaga Omollo,
Emmanuel O’kubasu and Onyango Otieno to dismiss an application
brought by director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko.
protests for action on Kenya
(27.02.2008) Street protests and Internet activism are being
encouraged worldwide today as part of Amnesty
International’s Day of Action for Kenya.
“Around the world,” says Ms Ann
Corbett, Amnesty’s US-based Kenya specialist, “Amnesty groups will
demonstrate solidarity with the people of Kenya and call on the
Kenyan Government to protect people from politically motivated and
In search of
transformation: Kenya's constitutional crisis
(27.02.2008) When current Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki came to
power in 2003 he promised Kenyans a new constitution within 100
days. The new constitution was seen as essential to prevent a
recurrence of the abuses of President Daniel arap Moi's regime.
Kibor in court on
(27.02.2008) Eldoret politician, Mr Jackson Kibor, has been
charged before a Nakuru court with incitement to violence. Kibor,
who has been in custody for a week, will spend two more nights to
wait for a ruling on Thursday his application to be released on
bond. On Tuesday, Kibor denied the charge when he appeared before
Chief Magistrate Gilbert Mutembei.
Kibor now charged
with inciting violence
(27.02.2008) Eldoret politician Jackson Ng’etich Kibor was Tuesday
charged in a Nakuru court with incitement to violence. A
handcuffed Kibor, who was arrested last week in Eldoret, appeared
before Chief Magistrate Gilbert Mutembei at 3.35pm escorted by
three CID officers.
Man on incitement
(27.02.2008) A 30-year-old man was Tuesday charged with incitement
over incidents which happened after the disputed Presidential
The question of
leadership in Kenya
(27.02.2008) I had the honour of training over 60 SIFE students
from 14 Kenyan universities on leadership in business. The dark
cloud of political and economic crisis hanging over Kenya did not
spare our discussion on leadership.
Rice urges swift
settlement of Kenya crisis
(27.02.2008) WASHINGTON (Xinhua) - U.S. Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, disappointed by increasing violence in Kenya,
called on Tuesday for a swift resolution to political crisis in
the East African country.
CRISIS IN KENYA
(26.02.2008) Whoever reads Mr. S. N. Waruhiu’s book “From
Autocracy to Democracy in Kenya” will be impressed by the amount
of information and by the clarity of the analysis done by this
author. Any reader who did not grow up in an Anglo-Saxon juridical
culture will be additionally impressed by the fact that, in spite
of the burden put on him by the bias of his Anglo-Saxon juridical
education, the author was perfectly able to identify many of the
sources of the present Kenyan problems, even if often without
becoming aware of it.
International Activists in Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, DC,
to Join Global Day of Action in Solidarity with Kenya on
Wednesday, February 27 (26.02.2008) Amnesty
International USA activists in three cities - Denver, Los Angeles
and Washington - will join worldwide demonstrations in solidarity
with the people of Kenya on Wednesday, February 27, marking the
date two months ago that disputed elections sparked political
violence that has claimed 1,000 lives.
Annan opts for
top-level involvement in Kenyan talks
(26.02.2008) Nairobi, Kenya - Talks to end Kenya's political
crisis have been suspended to pave way for direct negotiations
between President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga
on a power-sharing pact.
national, says EAC delegation
(26.02.2008) THE East African Community (EAC) secretariat is not
directly involved in brokering peace in Kenya because it is a
national conflict. People are asking why the East African
Community has not come out openly to participate in brokering
peace in Kenya, but their matter is still national until
To End Political Crisis In Kenya Imminent, Says Rice
(26.02.2008) Washington D.C. (AHN) - U.S. Secretary of State
Condoleeza Rice has called for immediate solution and "possible
actions" to end the worsening political crisis in Kenya which
resulted in thousands of deaths since it started during the
Presidential elections in December 2007.
groups gird for fresh violence
(26.02.2008) As residents pin their hopes on talks to resolve the
post-election crisis, eyewitnesses in Kenyan say that militias are
re-arming themselves for fresh attacks. Kibaki's supporters are
allegedly being protected by the state, and witnesses say the
notorious killer gangs, the Mungiki, which gained fame in 2007 for
carrying out a series of beheadings targeting mainly lower-cadre
government officials, has been fully armed.
(26.02.2008) Mediator Kofi Annan suspended on Tuesday the talks to
end country's post election crisis. Annan said he would now meet
with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga to
try to spur progress.
Kenya talks to consult leaders
(26.02.2008) NAIROBI (Reuters) - Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan
suspended Kenya's crisis talks on Tuesday to consult President
Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga on how to push
through a power-sharing deal.
Kenya peace talks
end with no deal
(26.02.2008) Hopes of a solution to the deadly divisions in Kenya
were dashed when talks between the two main rivals
were suspended. Mediator Kofi Annan made
the decision after negotiations dragged on for weeks with
several promised breakthroughs but no tangible progress.
Talks to End Kenya Crisis
(26.02.2008) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Mediator Kofi Annan suspended
on Tuesday the talks to end Kenya's deadly postelection crisis
after weeks of negotiations brought little progress. Annan said he
will now meet with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader
Raila Odinga to try to spur progress.
AU chief jets into
(26.02.2008) Tanzania's President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, who is
also the current chairman of the African Union, has arrived in the
country for a two-day official visit.
Kenyan Talks Turn
Ugly; Annan Suspends Negotiations
(26.02.2008) Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan
has suspended talks to end the post-election violence that has
rocked Kenya as the negotiations had become so acrimonious that
the situation had become "very dangerous".
Taking Stock of
Election Violence Aftermath
(26.02.2008) It is two months since the violent fall out following
the December 27 disputed elections. The country was engulfed by an
economically debilitating series of mass protests, arterial
network blockades, deliberate destruction of productive assets, as
well as massive supply disruptions.
How Kenyan talks
ground to a halt
(26.02.2008) Kofi Annan has decided to suspend
the talks process in Kenya. Coming more than a month
since he began mediation efforts between
the Kenyan government/Party of National Unity (PNU) and the
opposition Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), it is a sign of
travels to Nairobi
(26.02.2008) African Union chairman, President Jakaya Kikwete of
Tanzania, is due in Nairobi this afternoon to support Kofi Annan’s
mediation efforts over Kenya’s political crisis.
Over Kenya Impasse, Weighs Penalties
(26.02.2008) The United States is expressing disappointment over
the continued political impasse in Kenya following last December's
disputed election. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the
Bush administration is considering penalties against those
responsible. VOA's David Gollust reports from the State
action as Kenya talks stall
(26.02.2008) NAIROBI (Reuters) - U.S.Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice criticized Kenyan leaders on Tuesday for failing
to end their political stand-off and said Washington would take "necessary
steps" unless a solution was reached.
Rice presses for
swift resolution to Kenya crisis
(26.02.2008) WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice on Tuesday pressed for a swift resolution to Kenyan crisis
talks following post-election violence that has killed around
1,500 people in two months.
leadership in Kenya crisis
(26.02.2008) US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has said the
failure of leadership is responsible for the delayed solution to
Kenya crisis talks
(26.02.2008) Talks aimed ending violence in Kenya broke down today
after the bitter rivals in the dispute about who won last
December's presidential election failed to agree a power sharing
deal, chief mediator Kofi Annan said.
Annan Upset over
(26.02.2008) The UN ex Secretary General Kofi Annan was annoyed at
the incapacity of the Kenyan government and the opposition to
reach agreements to overcome the political crisis, after long
talks with Kenyan crisis negotiators
(26.02.2008) NAIROBI (AFP) - Kofi Annan suspended Tuesday talks
with representatives of the Kenya government and the opposition,
citing a lack of progress in seeking an end to the country's
refugees in Uganda too scared to return
(26.02.2008) MULANDA, Uganda (UNHCR) – The security situation may
have improved in areas of Kenya hit by post-election violence, but
many of the thousands of refugees who fled to Uganda are still too
scared to return.An estimated 12,000 Kenyans crossed the border to
escape inter-ethnic violence that flared in parts of Kenya after
the December 27 elections.
(26.02.2008) KISUMU (IRIN) - One of the greatest challenges
following the post-election violence in Kenya is to restore the
physical and mental wellbeing of 150,000 displaced children, many
of whom have witnessed atrocities and lost contact, in many cases
permanently, with their families, humanitarian workers told IRIN.
"If there is no
peace, we Kenyans are going to die"
(26.02.2008) "If there is no peace, we Kenyans are going to die",
says Roselyne Anyango. - KISUMU (IRIN) - Roselyne Anyango, 32, is
an HIV-positive single mother who moved to Naivasha five years ago
to work on a flower farm. When violence broke out after December's
disputed elections, she and her two children, aged 13 and six,
were forced to flee. Her elder child has special needs.
Kenya crisis talks
resume under protest threat
(26.02.2008) NAIROBI (Reuters) - A new round of talks to end
Kenya's political crisis started on Tuesday with no clear sign of
an agreement on power-sharing and the opposition threatening to
resume nationwide protests.
case pleaded in Canada
(26.02.2008) Local Kenyans facing deportation should get another
chance to plead their case that they'll face violence if sent home,
an Amnesty International official said yesterday.
try to rescue talks
(26.02.2008) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A sharp rebuke from the former
U.N. chief and a visit from the current head of the African Union
Tuesday added to pressure on Kenyan government and opposition
negotiators to agree to share power and end a deadly dispute over
Annan Has Sharp
Words for Kenyans as Talks Stall
(26.02.2008) NAIROBI, Kenya - Kofi Annan has had just about enough
- or so it seems. Mr. Annan, the former United Nations secretary
general who is trying to broker a political peace treaty in Kenya,
expressed rare public frustration on Monday, taking Kenya’s
leaders to task for failing to compromise.
Annan pushes ahead
with Kenyan crisis talks
(26.02.2008) NAIROBI (AFP) - Former UN secretary general Kofi
Annan was set to push ahead Tuesday with his attempts to mediate
Kenya's post-election political crisis that has killed at least
Kenya in the eyes
of a Nigerian scholar
(26.02.2008) The success of the Raila-led Orange Democratic
Movement (ODM) in last year elections was as a result of the
decision of six political leaders to subordinate their individual
ambitions and work together as a team. The ODM won in six of
Kenya’s eight provinces and also won a majority of the
parliamentary seats, and it was cruising to victory in the
presidential election before the fraudulent declaration of Kibaki
Kenya crisis talks
to resume after Annan threatens to quit
(26.02.2008) Nairobi - Kenya's rival political sides were forging
ahead with talks to end the stalemate Tuesday, a day after
mediator and former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan
threatened to pull out after seeing no progress.
MPs Query Transfer
of 135 Officers
(26.02.2008) Two ODM MPs have questioned the transfer of 135
police officers from Nyanza Province to other parts of the country.
The officers were to report to their new stations by last
Wednesday according to the Nyanza Provincial Police boss.
VP assures Uganda
of transit goods security
(26.02.2008) Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka has assured Uganda of
the security of goods ferried to neighbouring countries. The VP
said Kenya will do everything possible to speed up the clearance
of goods destined for Uganda.
All this talk
about 'ancestral land' is sheer resentment
(26.02.2008) I RECALL, FROM WAY BACK DURing the single-party era,
a raucous debate in Parliament that came with those routine
grouses about Kikuyu domination of many areas of the economy and
the public sector.
STATE OF THE
NATION: How to implement power sharing deal between the President
and Raila (26.02.2008) It is not hard to see what will happen
to Kenya if a settlement is not reached between the Government and
the Opposition in the ongoing political negotiations mediated by
Dr Kofi Annan.
felled by bullets
(26.02.2008) The majority of the people killed during the
post-election violence in Western and Nyanza provinces died of
bullet wounds, according to a report released Monday.
mediation to be heard next week
(26.02.2008) A case filed by a parliamentary loser challenging the
constitutionality of the mediation team will be heard next week.
Allies break ranks
(26.02.2008) Two of Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka’s closest
political allies have accused him of running their party
Charge Kibor or
release him, Raila tells police
(26.02.2008) Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga has
demanded the release or the prosecution of arrested Uasin Gishu
politician Jackson Kibor.
Light at the end
of the tunnel?
(26.02.2008) AFTER WEEKS OF HORRIFYING murder, rape and plunder,
Kenya’s rival leaders appear to be inching close to a political
mediation hits a snag
(26.02.2008) An attempt to stop the adoption of resolutions of
Annan-led mediation talks has hit a snag. The High Court declined
to issue temporary orders to that effect, pending the hearing and
determination of a suit challenging the mediation talks.
nominees’ list, MPs complain
(26.02.2008) Three Ukambani MPs have accused Vice-President, Mr
Kalonzo Musyoka, of tampering with the list of nominated
(26.02.2008) Police have arrested 205 youths allegedly undergoing
military training at the home of former MP, Mr Davies Nakitare.
Do leaders care
about Kenya and its people?
(26.02.2008) The Kenyan people have remained anxious for a
political settlement from the ongoing mediation talks and what
could still prove a defining political moment for this country.
100 DCs, officials
(26.02.2008) The Government made major changes in the Provincial
Adminstration. The changes, contained in a circular dated February
22 and signed by Provincial Administration PS Mr Cyrus Gituai,
also saw the reshuffle of more than 100 officials.
alone, say MP
(26.02.2008) Cracks have emerged in ODM-Kenya. Some party MPs are
accusing Vice-President, Mr Kalonzo Musyoka, of running the
affairs of the party single handedly.
Chaos mar mayoral
(26.02.2008) Nairobi lived up to its ignominious reputation when
city councillors held a largely chaotic mayoral poll whose
disputed results were referred to the Local Government minister
for further direction.
ODM calls for mass
(26.02.2008) ODM last night called for mass action on this
Thursday following the stalling of the Kofi Annan mediation talks.
Secretary General, Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o, last night sent a letter
dated February 25 to Police Commissioner, Maj Gen Ali Hussein,
informing him that the party would hold nationwide peace meetings
on February 28.
Annan: It’s now up
to Raila and Kibaki
(26.02.2008) The search for a political settlement out of the post
election crisis stalled after the Government side walked back
several steps, changed positions on issues already agreed and
threw the talks into a spin.
Give people a
voice as we seek unity
(26.02.2008) Across Kenya, people are anxiously awaiting the
outcome of mediation talks being led by former UN
secretary-general Kofi Annan and renowned African campaigner for
women’s and children’s rights, Graca Machel. Post- election
violence has so far claimed over 1,000 lives and displaced at
Idealism does not
always last in practice
(26.02.2008) Many times people start with high ideals of what a
bright future would be once they remove whoever they do not like,
but it does not always work out. Actualising the ideals often
destroys the idealist and enables others who had little interest
in the ideals to benefit.
No mayor for
Nairobi yet as candidates tie in poll
(26.02.2008) No candidate was sworn in as mayor for Nairobi. As
widely expected, mayoral elections in Nairobi ended with no
decisive winner and with one candidate forcibly taking over the
Tourists urged to
ignore travel advisories
(26.02.2008) Foreign missions’ assessment of Kenya’s crisis may
not be accurate, tour operators have said. Through their umbrealla
body, the Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), they are
blaming the current image crisis on the missions, who they claim
have exaggerated the concerns on insecurity.
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