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Indeed, the choice of Annan was partly in order to be able to unify international efforts in this manner.As a result, the Annan effort received full-throated public support from virtual all major international actors, greatly increasing the “muscle” of the mediation team.[xv] The day before, the AU Peace and Security Council had issued a Communiqué supporting Annan’s effort.[xvi] A week thereafter, during a fortuitously-timed meeting of the AU Assembly, the AU would release its only Resolution[xvii] on the issue, which called for the parties to commit themselves to the Annan process and dialogue generally.
Susan Mueller has insightfully described to the subsequent crisis, after the 2007 elections, as “a reflection of failed attempts by the power elite to agree on how to devolve power from the imperial presidency to a reformed, but integrated executive” in the post-dictatorship era.[iii] The election was close, with Kibaki claiming victory by a very small margin.
A special support trust fund was established by UNDP/-Kenya to receive contributions, as the whole exercise was an extra-budgetary exercise and could not be financed from regular sources.
A dozen of UN staffers were permanently assigned to the mediation, and the UN provided information technology, conference services, etc.
It remains to be seen whether the post-elections reforms sparked a process robust enough to prevent future violent instability.
Background Kenya’s first post-independence president, Jomo Kenyatta, ruled Kenya as a one-party state and was widely believed by Kenya’s other 41 ethnic groups to have unfairly favored his own Agikuyu[i] co-ethnics in such key areas as the redistribution of fertile farmland left by departing British settlers.
Activity Summary: Overview Kenya’s descent into violence in the aftermath of 2007’s disputed elections came as a shock to many both in Africa and around the world, especially given the nation’s reputation as a regional success story.