Kibaki: (cheerfully) Hi Amolo! how are you?
Raila: (hurt voice)….eh! Emilio, how do you think i am!?
Kibaki: (puzzled) ngoja! hakuna haja......tuko hapa sasa
Raila: (slightly happier) yes, just the two of us (suddenly suspicious) is this room tapped?
Kibaki: (laughing).....hapana.... (suspicious suddenly) are you tape recording us?
Raila: (laughing) ....no of course not
Both men awkwardly embrace one another, secretly feeling for tape recorders
Kibaki: (first to break away) haya basi....kazi iendelee....
Raila:(following suite to break away) haya Kibaki, tosha....
a door suddenly opens and Dr.Annan pokes his head into the room
Annan: (sounding deeply disappointed) eminent gentlemen, now is the turn of you two personalities; you must reach an agreement on the governance of this country in 48-72 hours
as silently as he opened the door Dr. Annan's head disappears as he closes the door
Kibaki: (frowning) i was going to commend him for doing a good job-i wanted to ask him for tea as he is my age mate
Raila: (abruptly changing the subject) do we agree in principle on creating a prime minister's post and sharing cabinet positions?
Kibaki: will it withstand the test of time? Will it enhance national cohesion, economic prosperity and stability?
Raila: the problem I have is you have such immense powers
Kibaki: (smiling) I know but what can I do/? Its in the current constitution
Raila: we need to revise the constitution
Kibaki: (hesitantly)…in 12 months maybe, yes
Raila: i want to be prime minister now-with two deputies
Kibaki:(sigh grudgingly) ok, ok-i will appoint all 3 of you, and together you can co-ordinate the performance of my government and....
Raila: (tone suddenly serious) i want executive power
Kibaki: my offer is non-executive...
Raila: i don't want to be the civil service head i want teeth and responsibilities
Kibaki: you know we could sign an MOU…
Raila: (rushing quickly) no
Kibaki: (puzzled) ok, how about some sort of gazette noti....
Kibaki: (more puzzled) ok, an act of parliament maybe, or...
Raila: (brightening) yes, parliament…..
Kibaki:(smiling) you see? We can agree after all! Now, as YOUR duly elected presid...
Raila: (rudely cutting in) i want security of tenure...
Raila (continues in loud voice)...and i want a say on cabinet appointments....
Kibaki:….. skiza kwanza
Raila: (continues)....and I want to quit only when parliament is dissolved or a majority passes a resolution
Kibaki: (thinking silently to himself) - these we can do without amending the constitution…..)
Raila: (thinking silently to himself)-I think he is thinking these we can do without amending the constitution
Raila: (speaking out loud) how long again did you say before we can revise the constitution?
Kibaki (thinking silently to himself…eh?! how did he know what I was thinking? What powers from
Kibaki (speaking out loud) 11 months now….we are in March already
Raila: (thinking silently to himself… (Let Nyong’o know mass action from 29th this month)
Raila: (speaking out loud)….. okay