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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Graca's lessons for Martha Karua

The mediation process in Kenya needed the clout and mien of a motherly Graca Machel in order for Karua to mellow. Mama Machel had this to tell Karua.

"Listen to me young lady. You have not seen life. I fought as a guerilla and I have been married to two heads of state. Please don't be a nuisance and understand that we need a political solution not a legal one. We have the goodwill of the Kenyan people and the international community, if we can't make progress with you we might have to kick you out and the process will continue without you!"

The iron lady from Kirinyaga cannot understand any other language. We congratulate Mama Machel for driving sense into Karua's impervious head.