I believe it is coming at the right moment. The appointment of former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi as the envoy to Sudan is a step in the right direction. It should not be seen only as an effort of the Kenyan government to safe guard its interest in South Sudan. There is more than that at stake.
Two years after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the CPA is facing big problems. Many of the protocols have not been implemented fully, let alone tried. Abyei is still an issue. SAF has not redeployed from South Sudan rich oil fields and the militias are still at large. The litany of woes continuous.
Kenya does not want to stand on the sideline and see its efforts of bringing peace to Sudan unravel in front of their eyes. Moi should ensure that the CPA is implemented in full and the referundum is held in 2011. He may face difficulties on the way, but I believe Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi is ready for the task.
Welcome, Mr Moi.