- Kenya's reconciled political leaders - President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga - have invited tourists and international investors to return to the country.
Both leaders have put aside the post-electoral unrest which resulted to the killings of more than 1,500 people as well as displacement of 650,000 others, describing the polls dispute as "a thing of the past."
Tourism is a major player towards economic growth in Kenya. This was however shattered by the post electoral violence.
President Kibaki spoke volumes about the Kofi Annan-led mediation which culminated in a power-sharing agreement between the ruling PNU and the opposition Orange Democratic Movement. Under the deal, the post of a Prime Minister would be created for Mr Odinga.
Mr Kibaki said the ball is now in the court of parliament to approve Mr Odinga's appointment through constitutional amendments. Kenyan legislators have been busy debating the power-sharing structures and constitutional amendments.
The coalition government has got a lot of work to accomplish within a year before fresh elections are held. It is not clear what amount of power the new Prime Minister will hold. Political observers said the life of the coalition could be at stake if the government wants to usurp all the powers.
Kenya's Attorney General, Amos Wako, said perpetrators of the bloody unrests and ethnic cleansing must understand that their days are counted.
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