Posted by: Caitlin | February 28, 2008

In agreement

The mood in Nairobi tonight is jubilant after president Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga signed a peace agreement this afternoon. The agreement creates a government of unity with Raila as prime minister. There will be two deputy prime ministers, one from each side, and the remainder of the cabinet positions will be assigned based on proportion in the parliament.  The details remain to be worked out, but the agreement represents major progress, especially since the peace talks nearly collapsed earlier this week.

In the spirit of peace agreement, my regular taxi company, who I had left for a cheaper company, decided to come back to the negotiating table today and decrease the rate on my route by 100 shillings. Hopefully the lower price will still hold once the tourists start coming back.


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