Raila moves to marshall support in EAC region from The Standard
This is interesting–I’ve previously noted the recent interaction between Museveni and Moi and the PNU, as well as Kalonzo’s Uganda trip. Museveni was the only world leader to congratulate Kibaki on “winning” the 2007 election (after the US withdrew it initial statement).
Museveni is also the client of immediate past Asst. Sec. of State-turned lobbyist Jendayi Frazer and is a key player in the AMISOM mission to support the TFG in Somalia and in other regional military training and exercises. He is also coming up for yet another re-election with new oil revenues to come. Would Raila see “getting right” with Museveni as a way to head off potential U.S.-based opposition to his 2012 candidacy? Likewise, Museveni has a lot on his plate, will want Kenyan cooperation on a number of fronts, and can read the polls showing Odinga as to date the only prospective presidential candidate with strong national numbers.
“Kenya and the International Court: Will Justice Be Done at Last” from The Economist