Monday, March 31, 2008

How many blind mice?

It is clear now, that a full month after the much heralded coalition agreement was signed, the signatories are not close to presenting the Kenyan people with a cabinet of ministers. Competing interests include a need by the principals to reward and keep close their main lieutenants, and to balance the cabinet so that those appointed are reflective of the regional and ethnic make-up of the country. The parties are also seen to be haggling about who should take what ministerial portfolio, with the ODM seen to be particularly keen on the Ministry of Finance, and the PNU particularly averse to relinquishing that office.

Discuss here.