To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Kenya; and if he will make a statement.
Kenya has returned to stability following the violence earlier this year that arose from the disputed December 2007 elections. The new Grand Coalition Government has made some progress towards implementing the agenda for reform agreed by all parties during Kofi Annan's mediation process. Achieving the agreed benchmarks for reform along with early steps to tackle the issues that underlay the violence, such as poverty, inequality and impunity, will ensure confidence in a commitment to the process. As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister said after meeting Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga on