Uh . . . oh; talks break down (Kenya)

It looks like the talks are breaking down. So close yet so far. From my limited perspective, it looks like the government hardliners have prevailed on backtracking on agreements that negotiators had made last week.

ODM has called for “mass action” – protests which usually result in violence – for Thursday.

Annan has sharp words for Kenyans (NYTimes):

“I had to conclude that they were not capable of resolving the outstanding issues.” Aides close to Mr. Annan said he was running out of patience. “If this foot-dragging continues, it’s unlikely he’ll stay,” said an aide who was not authorized to speak publicly.

More details in the headline story here (Standard) and here (Nation)

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