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Kenya: Politics and Government

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of (a) the political situation in Kenya and (b) progress in implementing the National Accord and Reconciliation Act 2008 in that country; and if he will make a statement. (204831)

The UK, together with Kenya’s other international partners, has welcomed the appointment, by President Kibaki on 17 April, of a Grand Coalition Government with Mr. Raila Odinga as the country’s Prime Minister. This is an important step in implementing the National Accord and Reconciliation Act that came into force on 20 March. The UK has offered its strong support to the new Kenyan Government and looks forward to it making progress to achieve reconciliation and restore stability and prosperity through the full implementation of the programme of reforms set out under the National Accord agreed by Kenya’s leaders on 28 February.