This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
I am more convinced, day by day, that we ought to involve more Kenyans and fewer outsiders in these negotiations. Yesterday’s gaffe by Koffi about a Coalition that resulted in the letter from Karua reinforced my fears, based on the following facts: 1) This decision is too big to be left to one or two foreibners, whether loved by the West or not. 2) Koffi has minimal experience in Kenyan politics. 3) Kenyans need to ‘own’ this process because they will live with the aftermath for ever. Our children’s lives are at stake. We have clergy, proffesionals etc who should at least be brought on board. 3) Can we leave decisions of governance and our lives to a droup of 6 Kenyans and 3 forigners, and give them two weeks to resolve weighty, constitutional issues? NO NO NO! 4) Peace was the elusive factor that Koffi should have been concerned with, and we are grateful to him for working so hard to bring it. We should now be left to come up with our own solutions since we have seen that both sides can sit down together, and they now even have representative teams. 5) Is power a carcass to be cut up between the two leaders? It is better to give Kenyans solutions and development of our institutions, rather than half-baked ideas made in some resort, probably with some of the team members drunk or hung over! David Opiyo.