|Martin Luther King III commends Kenyan leaders for peace pact|
|Africans in Government|
|Monday, 17 March 2008 18:40|
Speaking in Nairobi where he paid a courtesy call on Kenya’s vice president, Kalonzo Musyoka, King said that Kenya was important not only in Africa but also in the world, hence their concern following the post-poll violence and praised the two leaders for putting the interest of the country ahead of their ambitions and agreeing to share power.
Meanwhile, Vice President Musyoka appealed to the country’s civil society groups and the media to stop condemning the Electoral Commission of Kenya over the handling of last year’s general elections and instead await the outcome of a commission of inquiry before passing judgment.
“I am not defending the ECK; I am not saying that there were no flaws in the conduct of that election. The point I am making is that no one should be condemned unheard," pointed out the VP.
He said all matters pertaining to the way last year’s election was carried out will be investigated by the commission and therefore, there was no need to vilify the ECK at this stage.