Saturday, March 29, 2008

Kibaki, Raila stir memories of MoU wars

The Standard "The jolt in the negotiations between President Kibaki and Prime Minister designate Raila Odinga has taken Kenya back into the anxious mood of 2003.
Then, the National Rainbow Coalition, fresh from whitewashing Kanu, was captive of hidden wars on the sharing out of Cabinet positions. Fanning the fires of suspicion between politicians brought together by mutual hate for Kanu’s rule was the weight and number of ministries each side got. Today the circumstances of the moment, and parties could be different, but the personalities and the undercurrents are the same."