Kenya: Agree to Disagree

It comes as no surprise to me to hear that Kofi Annan has suspended the talks between President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga in Kenya. Meanwhile, as these men squabble the people of Kenya are left living in uncertain and dangerous times.

Unfortunately it is the same in any struggle for power. Governments around the world need to realise that they are in place to serve the people they represent rather than dictate to them how they should behave. Power and money are the ugliest of motivations.

Children at a burnt-down house in Kibera slum, Nairobi, Tuesday February 26.
Photograph: AP/Bernat Armangue

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