Dec 02 2009

Annan in Nairobi

Category: Uncategorized<ADMINNICENAME> @ 4:34 PM

I’m sharing the streets of Nairobi this week with Kofi Annan, an African elder statesman tasked with sorting out the political crisis in Kenya. Annan is pressing Kenya’s leaders of its power-sharing government to fully cooperate with the International Criminal Court, which is investigating post-election violence of some two years ago.

No doubt Kenya needs far-reaching political reform. Factions in the government are at serious odds, creating a stalemate in a country that enjoys a dynamic economic alongside of rising crime and inequality. Reform of police is a major priority; this week, the police force announced no more new hires until a new approach to policing can take root in a department that’s been tarnished by serious breaches of human rights.

Comments are closed.