Breaking Hot News; Finally Peace Comes To Kenya-“Lets Hug Each other”Butdoisay…

Posted on February 28, 2008. Filed under: Butdoisay TRUE STORIES |

Opposition leader Raila Odinga (L) and Kofi Annan


Kenya’s President MwaiKibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga have signed a deal to end the country’s post-election crisis.At a ceremony in Nairobi, the two men put their signatures to an agreement brokered by former UN chief Kofi Annan.

Details of the agreement have yet to be released, but correspondents say it appears to be a significant peace deal.

Some 1,500 people died in political violence after Mr Odinga said he was robbed of victory in December’s polls.

International observers agreed the vote was flawed.

Discussions have centred on the creation of the post of prime minister, which would be taken by Mr Odinga, to set up a power-sharing government

Both sides have previously agreed that there should be a prime minister, but have differed on what powers the new post would have.Negotiations between the government and Mr Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) lasted more than a month, stalling several times.

Violence has mostly receded, but tensions are still running extremely high.

The post-election violence saw thousands of people targeted because they belonged to ethnic groups seen as either pro-government or pro-opposition.

About 600,000 people have fled their homes and some have been forced back to their ancestral homelands.

Meanwhile, a politician has lodged a legal challenge to the talks, saying they are unconstitutional and do not involve all Kenyans.

Antony Kirori, who vied for a parliamentary seat and lost to Mr Odinga, says any resolution would alter the country’s governance structure.


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