- Kenya’s Attorney General has warned of a possible collapse of the unity government following a recent spat between President Mwai Kibakia and Prime Minister Raila Odinga over the suspension of the two ministers.
On Monday, President Kibaki revoked the suspension of Education and Agriculture ministers who were suspended on Sunday by Mr Odinga on the basis that the government will investigate their alleged corrupt practices.
The Attorney General, Amos Wako said the row would be having disastrous results for Kenya, nearing the completion of a new constitution and while the electoral issues are being addressed.
Last Sunday Prime Minister Odinga announced the three-month suspension of Agriculture Minister William Ruto and Education Minister Sam Ongeri to allow for corruption probes into a corn re-export programme and the misappropriation of funds for primary schooling.
President Kibaki and Prime Minister Odinga formed a power-sharing government two years ago to end ethnic violence sparked by the disputed presidential election.
An estimated 1,500 people died and 300,000 were driven from their homes in two months of fighting.
The unity accord, brokered by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, called for political reforms, a new constitution and changes to the police and judiciary in order to prevent a repeat of the violence in the next election in late-2012.
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afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.