Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Of hierarchies, powers and privileges

It was perhaps to be expected that a document as vague as the national accord signed by President Kibaki and ODM head Raila Odinga should soon run into a stream of different interpretations. Kamale T had already written a perspicacious article here, highlighting exactly how vague both the National Accord and the Act of Parliament that would entrench it in law were regarding not just the intended hierarchy but also the powers, duties and responsibilities of the offices newly created. It also shows,and the president's speech when opening parliament underlines, that while the signatories to the accord were President Kibaki and Hon. Odinga, the wording of the pact is such as would admit the ODM-K, KANU, Safina and other parties into the pre-accord PNU coalition.

Read more from Stephen Wanyama here.