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STATEMENT BY THE RIGHT HON. RAILA A ODINGA, PRIME MINISTER OF KENYA AND AFRICAN UNION MEDIATOR FOR THE IVORIAN CRISIS

As you read this, you probably know that the stupid coalition politics that were in Kenya for the better part of 2008 to 2009 are back. Now the President and the Prime Minister are accusing each other. But all the same, we know that, the PM has been doing some mediation of sorts in Ivory Coast.What is it they say about the log in your eye and the speck in someone else's eye? But then, I guess, only fresh elections will help solve the problem. I hear a group consisting Mugabe and some strongmen was appointed. Anyway, let's see how it all pans out.STATEMENT BY THE RIGHT HON. RAILA A ODINGA, PRIME MINISTER OF KENYA AND AFRICAN UNION MEDIATOR FOR THE IVORIAN CRISISAs you know, I travelled to Addis Ababa to present my report on my efforts as African Union mediator for the Cote d”Ivoire crisis to the heads of state summit of the AU Peace and Security Council. Among those participating were Presidents Goodluck Jonathan, Jacob Zuma, Robert Mugabe, Blaise Campaore of Burkina Faso, and …

Yes, it's a New Year!

I have been a little tied down with many things. Many things. Allow me to be vague if you ever read my blogs. But well, since November 11, 2010, I have been up and about with work. It has been a tiring moment. But well, I guess, it's over and I can now confidently say, Happy New Year!

I am well. Only that when I came back from a long working hiatus out of town, I found the same stories, the same old stupid politics, the same old lazy reporting in some newspapers, the same old...I could go on and on! Anyway, the long and short of it, is that I am glad I am back in one piece.

Before I forget, I think, it is fair if I say, I've got enough nerve. My adrenalin has kept me on toes since December 21. I've been working round the clock and well, I know, at the end of all these, I will get tired. But, I pray, not burnout. No, not again.

However, it looks like a promising year, I know I will be somewhere different, in the next three months. I can't tell where, but I know, I have tha…