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U.S. Urgently Pushes for Kenya Reforms

Thursday, 10 December 2009 11:36 AM

NAIROBI - The U.S. Government has renewed its call for accelerated pace of reforms in the country saying it was critical for achieving reconciliation.

US ambassador Michael Ranneberger, who was addressing women leaders at a ceremony to mark the end of the two-week activism for the elimination of violence against women, directed his criticism at the government accusing top leaders of giving the process lip service.

“People are tired and they now need change,” he said.

“There is a movement building up in Kenya to push for reforms and development that the leaders must realise.”

The envoy appealed to Kenyans to seize the opportunity created by last year’s post-election violence to initiate reforms central to addressing women issues and rights.

“Kenya has a historic moment of opportunity after the post election violence last year. It is important that the leaders take advantage of this opportunity created by the crisis to advance change, otherwise, the opportunity will be lost and no one wants to think of this.”

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