Monday, January 14, 2008

Kenyan Opposition Refuses To Budge

From CNN:

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- Opposition leader Raila Odinga said Sunday his Orange Democratic Movement members plan to sit on the government side of parliament when it reconvenes Tuesday.

Odinga has said that he is prepared to call for strikes, boycotts and civil disobedience.

"The standing orders are very clear," he said. "They say the majority party is the government party. We are the majority party, and therefore we are going to be sitting on the government side, because we expect the minority party to sit on the opposition benches."

Odinga vowed not to call off further planned protests, which have racked the nation since last month's disputed presidential election. He added that he is prepared to call for strikes, boycotts and civil disobedience as well in his continuing effort to pressure Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, whom he accuses of trying to steal the election.

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My Comment: Two different ethnic groups. One in power, the other not. A stolen election. Riots and ethnic cleansing. Next door to Rwanda that has already experienced genocide. This is a perfect text-book case of how war, civil war, and genocide starts.

Publius Pundit has more.

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