Sunday, April 06, 2008

Casting the first stone

Kenya has been at a political crossroads for far too long, and yet a new front has been set up by MPs from central Kenya allied to the PNU. They are suggesting that their Eldoret North colleague, Mr William Ruto, an ODM Pentagon member, be not part of the coalition government.

Knowing well that Mr Ruto has to be in the new Cabinet, the MPs want to throw a spanner into the works by imposing conditions on ODM that they know only too well will not be met. The main allegation against Mr Ruto are that he facilitated and/or planned post-election violence in Rift Valley Province. But can this accusation bar him from being a minister?

Read more from Donald Kipkorir here.