Uhuru backs grand coalition
Story by KENNETH OGOSIA and COSMAS BUTUNYI
14. Feb. 2008
Local Government Minister Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday supported the
formation of a grand coalition government to restore unity among
Mr Kenyatta, who adopted a conciliatory stance when he flagged off
new fire engines at Nyayo Stadium, said the truth must be told
about the last elections.
He said the talks between ODM and the PNU/Government side were on
course, but skirted questions on why members of the team from the
latter were attacking chief mediator Kofi Annan for giving a
roadmap to peace.
Mr Annan has since clarified that the coalition idea was his
perspective of the situation.
In Kisumu, a group of church leaders from Nyanza, Western and Rift
Valley provinces have reacted angrily to a protest letter sent to
Mr Annan by Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Martha
In a statement released Wednesday, the church leaders they said
that the remarks were in bad taste.
“The country has shed a lot of blood and it is therefore important
for politicians to weigh what they say regarding the talks,” the
statement read in part.