ODM Leader Raila Odinga has announced that his party has finally reached an agreement with President Kibaki's PNU on the formation of (can you believe this!) 40 ministry grand coalition cabinet.
Raila confirmed that the grand coalition cabinet will be named on 6th April 2008 which will be a Sunday and be formally sworn in a week after on 12th April 2008. Surprisingly, both days will fall on Sunday!
The news has been already been published by the respected International Herald Tribune. You can read the story here. It has also been locally reported exclusively by the new K24 TV news channel.
The announcement comes soon after a terse statement by Chief mediator Kofi Annan in which he said: “The situation of the country dictates a coalition government in which the two parties, Government/PNU and ODM, will be equal partners.The Cabinet will be shared equally with appropriate portfolio balance, thus enabling each party to see itself as playing an equal role with the other partner."
More updates later
Reuters: Kenya power-sharing cabinet to be named Sunday -Odinga