KENYAN’S COALITION GOVERNMENT HOLDS FRESH CRISIS TALKS


Kenya’s coalition government is holding fresh crisis talks a day after the premier said he would boycott cabinet meetings in a letter to the president. Prime Minister Raila Odinga still feels his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) is being sidelined by President Mwai Kibaki’s Party of National Unity (PNU).

odingaThe pair agreed to work together last year to end clashes over disputed polls which left some 1,500 people dead. The ODM says the national accord that formed the coalition is being ignored.

Mr Odinga wrote to Mr Kibaki on Wednesday saying that his ODM would boycott the cabinet until their power-sharing grievances were addressed. A cabinet meeting scheduled for Thursday morning was postponed and the coalition are instead gathering at Harambee House, the president’s office in Nairobi, to hear the former opposition party’s list of concerns.

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