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Ex-minister leads Kenya talks

afrol News, 3 March - Former Nigerian Foreign Minster Oluyemi Adeniji, is leading Kenya's ongoing crisis talks aimed at resolving the country's political, constitutional, economic imbalances and other crisis.

Adeniji takes over from the initiator of the talks, Kofi Annan, the former UN chief who spent two months trying to mediate between the government and the opposition Orange Democratic Movement over the results of the disputed December presidential election results.

Mr Annan, who heads a Council of Eminent African Leaders, at last committed the two sides to forge a deal, agreeing to the establishment of a power-sharing government. Under the agreement, constitutional and administrative reforms would take place to create the post of Prime Minister for Raila Odinga, the leader of ODM.

It was agreed that as the head of the government, Mr Odinga's dismissal can be sanctioned by the parliament. Parliamentarians are expected to discuss the power-sharing deal on Thursday.

Having attained success in a mission marred by so many frustrations, arguments and counter-arguments, the former UN Secretary General at the weekend flew to Uganda before he moves to Switzerland.

Believing that Kenyan peace is still fragile, Mr Annan promised to return to the country to monitor progress in constitutional and institutional reforms.

He would not leave Kenya without delivering a last minute message to Kenyans. "I would urge all of you to remain engaged," he said, believing that "each and everyone of you has a role to play."

Mr Annan's team wants to see the return of Kenya's past jealously guarded records of stability, peace, prosperous and warm welcome.

Mediation talks have now centred around many crucial issues, including the land reform, which had been generating bloody inter-tribal clashes in Kenya.

As Kenya moves towards final peace, a disturbing bloody land clashes erupted between the rival Sabaot and Soi Kalenjin communities in the country's west, resulting to the killing of 12 people at the weekend.

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