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The Leader Of Government Business

After the signing of the peace accord during the post election violence between the Mwai Kibaki and Raila Amollo Odinga , a problem still loomed of who was leader of government business, between the vice president belonging to the party of National Unity side and the prime minister belonging the Orange Democratic Movement side. The issue brought tension in the entire nation and strife and division among parliamentarians and something had to be done to solve the looming problem that paused a threat to peace and unity of the nation again. In parliament the issue was put to debate the MP's from both side contributed in support of the sides. However the speaker well known as a new "solomon" Kenneth Marende couldn't make a ruling on the matter and so postponed his ruling to the following week. The following week and everyone was eager to hear what the speaker would rule. But the ruling was so shocking, unbelieving and extremely wise that no one had thought off. The speaker ruled that he would take over as the leader of Government business until the two principles decide on whoever should be.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Parliament, Nairobi, Kenya
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