Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kiraitu on ban

Kiraitu Murungi has said that the U.S has its share of problems and has no business directing other countries on what to do.

Kiraitu said that Kenya has a well structured system of governance that should be the guiding principle of all government procedures.

While announcing the ban on Monday, US assistant secretary of state for African Affairs Johnnie Carson said the US is closely monitoring the pace of implementation of reforms and will not hesitate to take stern action against Kenyan government officials it deems are frustrating the process.

Mr Carson also announced that the US was considering similar action against three other senior officials in government whose names he did not reveal.

He explained that his continued visit to Kenya was a clear indication of the importance President Barack Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton attached to developments in the east African nation.

"Specifically, I want to emphasise that the President feels strongly about the need for the current coalition government to implement fully the reform agenda on an urgent basis," he said.

Doing so, he said, was absolutely essential to ensure the future democracy and stability of Kenya.

"President Obama's position is clear. We will maintain and steadily increase pressure for implementation and we will not do business as usual with those who do not support reform or who support violence," he said and pledged America's support and recognition of implementation of reforms when they are undertaken.

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