News 2008


Kenya election compromise reportedly afoot

Former U.N. leader says power-sharing deal being drafted.

By Shashank Bengali

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


NAIROBI, Kenya Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday that Kenya would have a solution to its postelection crisis later this week as the country's dueling political parties retired to an undisclosed location for what are expected to be final talks.

Few details have emerged from weeks of negotiations led by Annan, and it isn't clear what a political compromise would look like or whether the two sides are even close to a deal.

Annan said President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga who charges that Kibaki stole December's massively flawed election had agreed to share power in a coalition government, and that the talks were focusing on the form such a government would take.