masabahouse (masabahouse) wrote,

Kenya:schisms in the political marriage of convenience

President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister
Raila Odinga of Kenya

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga will ask former UN chief Kofi Annan to intervene in an increasingly bitter power struggle, his office has said.

Mr Odinga is at loggerheads with President Mwai Kibaki over who has power over cabinet affairs.

On Sunday, the prime minister suspended two ministers suspected of corruption - only for Mr Kibaki to overrule him.

The BBC's Will Ross in Nairobi says many Kenyans have been left wondering who is in charge of the country.

He says people fear that the wrangling will end any hope of winning the fight against corruption, and many Kenyans have lost faith in all politicians.

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