News 2008


Kenya politicians discuss coalition deal

The Irish Times

13. February 2008

The final push for peace in Kenya continued at a secret location today as top negotiators said the opposition had proposed sharing power with the government for two years and then holding new elections.

Negotiators have spoken to the media nearly every day - and, on at least one occasion, said a deal had been struck when it had not.

Trying to get them to focus on the task at hand, former UN chief Kofi Annan, who is mediating, declared a news blackout yesterday and moved the talks to a secret location outside Nairobi, his office said in a statement.

Negotiators could not be contacted for comment today.