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Chris Molaei Geog 103 Sub-Saharan Africa Kenyan Peace Talks In Nairobi, Kenya, a new deal has given hope for reconciliation in the country, where there has been increasing violence and deaths as a result of allegations of a manipulated presidential election in December 2007. President Mwai Kabiki of the PNU (Party of National Unity), the incumbent, beat Ralia Odinga of the ODM (Orange Democratic Movement) by only about 200,000 votes and was sworn in subsequently, but evidence of electoral manipulation upset many people and incited violence towards the Kikuyu people, the group of which Kabiki is a member. The Kikuyu people also have engaged in violence against the groups supportive of Odinga, predominantly the Luos and Kalenjin, which has created a volatile state of affairs in the country. The death toll has reached 1,500 and there are many more have been displaced or made homeless. The new talks have led conclusion that Odinga could be made Prime Minister, a new position, while Kabiki keeps the title of President. The extent to which power would be shared is not clear as of yet, but agreements on a range of reforms, including the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GEOG 101 taught by Professor Weinert during the Spring '08 term at SIU Carbondale.

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