Kenyan reforms agreed

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The Independent Online
Opposition and ruling party legislators in Kenya agreed on a series of crucial legal and constitutional reforms that could ease tensions ahead of elections this year.

Some opposition legislators, however, condemned their negotiations as a public relations exercise by the ruling Kenya African National Union (Kanu), and an attempt by President Daniel arap Moi to weaken a pro-democracy movement. The 36 opposition and 38 Kanu legislators agreed to amend or repeal, within a month, 12 colonial-era laws that reformists say give Moi, 74, a competitive edge in seeking his fifth five-year term. AP - Nairobi

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