Kenyan leaders reach cabinet deal

The new power-sharing government will be announced on Sunday.

    There were no immediate details about the make-up or size of the cabinet [EPA]

    The formation of a power-sharing cabinet is the key element of a deal to end the east African nation's post-election crisis in which 1,200 people died and more than 300,000 were displaced.

     

    There were no immediate details about the make-up or size of the cabinet, nor about whether either side gave up on claims to influential ministries they had haggled over.

       

    Spokesmen for Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and the government declined to comment.

       

    The two leaders had agreed to announce a coalition cabinet on April 6. But the deal fell apart at the last minute, unsettling Kenyans and investors fearful of a return to violence.

     

    Over the past week, Kibaki and Odinga have urged calm and said their positions were not that far apart.

     

    However, both refused to budge and said it was the responsibility of the other.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr that resonate today

    Quotes of justice, education, religion and race said by MLK Jr.

    Bitcoin: Know the risks before you buy

    Bitcoin: All you need to know before you buy

    'Bitcoin is right now the riskiest investment you can make.' Here are the risks you should consider before you buy.