MPs Should Be Impartial
Business Daily (Nairobi)
12 February 2008
For all the promise that the Kofi Annan- led mediation effort to
return the country into political stability has shown, keen
watchers of the Kenyan political scene believe it is entering the
most testing phase
now. That phase has nothing to do with the nature of political
It has everything to do with entrusting the implementation of
agreed settlement to a Parliament that has a history of partisan,
rather than public interest, approach to issues.
That the 10th Parliament will not be beholden to the looming
threat to Kenya as a nation has been evident since soft spoken
Annan declared that Parliament would be the overall body, as
provided in the Constitution, to make amendments that would give
any form of settlement legal teeth.
The people's representatives now need to put country before the
political careers of their leaders by shunning partisan
inclinations. If they do not, they will be judged by history as
the crop of leaders who
failed the future of this country.