As a measure of the political rollercoaster in Kenya, I will include what I wrote last night, and would have posted this morning. Instead, it’s just wonderful news, as reported by the BBC:
Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga have reached a deal to end Kenya’s post-poll crisis, ex UN head Kofi Annan says.
“We have come to an agreement of a form of coalition government,” Mr Annan said after a four-hour meeting with them.
He said he could not give any further details as the men were going to consult with their political parties.
Annan says he hopes the agreement will be signed by the end of the day!
As I’ve previously written, Annan’s efforts may have been the final possible preventative against genocide. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is the only ever two-time winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; if this agreement holds, and if the rules allow, Annan deserves consideration to be the second.
Here’s what I would have posted: