Annan Leaves Kenya
The former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan left Kenya Sunday after spending five weeks negotiating talks between President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga, reported the Agence France-Presse.
Annan left with the message that there is still much work to do and that everyone has a part to play in the rebuilding and maintenance of Kenya as a â€śstable, peaceful, prosperous and welcomingâ€? nation.
Negotiations between the two leaders were an effort to quell violence that broke out after presidential elections in December, which Odinga accused Kibaki of rigging, according to the AFP.
The power-sharing deal reached Thursday created the post of executive prime minister, to be held by Odinga, reported the Associated Press.
According to the AP more than 1,000 people died in the post-election violence.
Annan said Saturday that former Nigerian foreign affairs minister Olu Adeniji will take over mediation now that Annan is gone, reported the AP.