Thursday, January 25, 2007

NARC(-K) gets a Hiding

Kibaki: "Wait! I'm sure we can settle this without resorting to violence!"

The Kibaki administration is in full retreat following the pummelling it has taken recently over the issues of corruption and electoral reforms. The recent revelations by John Githongo as well as opposition threats of mass action seem to have softened the bellicose rhetoric of the government. The Nation quotes NARC-K interim Chairman Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi saying: “We have no defensive position on the constitution because most of us are heirs to the reform movement. We are not in any way opposed to reforms, whether minimum or comprehensive.” The Trade and Industry minister said although they preferred comprehensive reforms, they would readily take part in talks to agree on laws that would create a level playing field for all parties in the elections.

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