Allies of Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga have said they will boycott cabinet meetings until a dispute with President Mwai Kibaki has been sorted. The two men clashed on Feb. 14 after Odinga suspended two ministers accused of corruption - only for Kibaki to reverse the decision hours later. A spokesman for Odinga’s party says the prime minister can no longer function properly in the government. The two rivals formed a coalition to end riots following the 2007 election. Some 1,300 people died in the violence and tens of thousands were displaced. The BBC’s Will Ross in Nairobi says vital reforms, intended to prevent a repeat of the post-election violence, have not been put in place yet, and there is a risk of the coalition government collapsing if the dispute is not resolved. (BBC)

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