Kenya government anger with
13. February 2008
NAIROBI, - The head of the Kenyan government team at crisis talks
has expressed anger with mediator Kofi Annan over comments on
resolving the election dispute.
Mr Annan hinted that both sides had agreed on a transitional
government for two years, after which fresh presidential elections
would be held.
But Justice Minister Martha Karua said this had never been
She said that Mr Annan, the former UN chief, had undermined the
government`s position at the negotiations.
Some 1,000 people are thought to have died in the violence that
followed the disputed polls results.
More than 600,000 people have been forced to flee their homes amid
clashes between rival ethnic groups, seen as pro-government or
When talks between government and opposition teams were moved away
from the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday to a secret location to
avoid the glare of publicity, Mr Annan asked both sides not to
discuss the contents of the talks with anyone else, calling for a
complete news blackout.