William Ruto ally in court today over post-election violence

Jackson Kibor, 72, an Uasin Gishu branch chairman and an ally of ODM Pentagon and Eldoret North MP William Ruto is in court today over charges of incitement in Eldoret to cause violence. This will be the first high-level prosecution relating to post election violence. William Ruto has been linked to post election ethnic cleansing of Kikuyus in the Rift Valley and will be interesting to see ODM's reaction to this prosecution by pro-PNU judiciary.

Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) chairperson Betty Maina says investors are moving their investment from Kenya to neighbouring countries due to the long drawn out negotiation process. Of late the agreement has been shifting further and further to the horizon and most investors who had taken a wait and see are wearing out and looking for foreign investment opportunities. Threats of fresh violence by ODM scheduled for next week complicate matters further for investors.

PNU mediation team failed to turn-up for the talks this morning at the Serena Hotel named 'House of Peace' because of the peace talks between ODM and PNU. ODM team waited for two hours and left in a huff leaving a message that they be called when the PNU team turns up. The government team was said to be held up somewhere else. Today's talks were supposed to focus on the powers of the second named Prime Minister in Kenya if the office is created - the first was Jomo Kenyatta on the first Madaraka day of June 1 1963.

The PNU team later emerged from Harambee house where they had a briefing with other government ministers at around midday and went for the mediation talks where the meeting proceeded on.

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