Topical debates — Kenya

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 1:50 pm on 17th January 2008.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Shadow Secretary of State for International Development 1:50 pm, 17th January 2008

The hon. Lady is absolutely right: the only lasting solution to the crisis is fresh elections and, as Hugh Bayley says, they should be held relatively soon. Does she not agree that both the parties concerned should use this interim period to reach a joint agreement on the composition of the electoral commission of Kenya, so that whoever wins the election will buy into the commission's processes, and so that the elections can be seen as free and fair?

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