Speaker's Election Victory Boosts Kenyan Opposition
Bloomfield, Steve, The Independent (London, England)
Some say there are only two tribes that matter in Kenya - the haves and the have-nots. The opening day of parliament yesterday, after the disputed elections that sparked a wave of violence across the country, was a reunion for the haves. Government and opposition MPs greeted each other like old friends, vigorously shaking hands and sharing jokes.
Indeed, many of them are old friends. Some opposition MPs once supported the government of President Mwai Kibaki, while about half those now aligned with the government were in opposition a few months ago. But even friends sometimes disagree. After a flawed election that left observers and diplomats unable to say for sure who …
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Publication information: Article title: Speaker's Election Victory Boosts Kenyan Opposition. Contributors: Bloomfield, Steve - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: January 16, 2008. Page number: 22. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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