News 2008


Uhuru backs grand coalition government

Daily Nation


14. Feb. 2008

Local Government Minister Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday supported the formation of a grand coalition government to restore unity among Kenyans.

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.

Church leaders

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 Karua.

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.