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US expresses concern over Kenyan Coalition Govt

Source: africanexaminer.com

Washington Thu. Feb. 18, 2010 African Examiner -The United states of America has

expressed concern over “the handling of recent corruption scandals that have emerged

between the coalition government partners in Kenya''

This concern was contained in a statement issued in Washington by the State Department.

The statement titled 'Concern about State of Kenya's Coalition Government'

urged leaders of the coalition government to quickly resolve their differences in order to

move Kenya forward.
The statement read in full
''We are concerned about the serious differences regarding the handling of recent

corruption scandals that have emerged between the coalition government partners in

Kenya.
We urge the leaders of the coalition to work swiftly to resolve these differences, which

must not derail efforts to implement critical reforms and move Kenya forward.

The process of moving toward a new constitution has been progressing. Now is not the

time for political posturing or precipitous actions by either side. We stand by the Kenyan

people in wanting to see Kenya's leaders work together in a non-partisan spirit to move

forward on a new constitution, address serious corruption issues, strengthen the

economy, and help resolve regional conflict.
The coalition leaders share responsibility to maintain momentum in the constitutional

review process and to implement the reform agenda. The people of Kenya deserve a

government that successfully addresses the fundamental challenges central to Kenya's

long term interests. Kenya's future should not be held hostage to these disputes''

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