Today there is indeed a glimmer of hope. Leaders from both sides deserve praise for making efforts to reach out to each other.
ODM leaders must be commended for having the foresight to cancel the rallies and give way to mediation and dialogue.
Also, after blocking AU chairman President John Kufuor's visit last week, President Kibaki also deserves praise for inviting him back.
Now we can see that there is some effort by the two to sit down and seek solutions to this crisis.
But of course, every circus has its clown.
I am appalled by Alfred Mutua's continuous crass, and careless manner of talk.
Mr Mutua, when you say:
"If he (Kufuor) is to come over he is coming invited by our president as a colleague to discuss issues. So he is not coming as a mediator. So we don't have mediation happening because you don't mediate where there is no war. So we are expecting quite a number of African leaders to come over to Kenya, former heads of state and also sitting heads of state who would like to come and have a cup of tea with our president as invited guests."
Do you expect the Kenyan people to stand up and clap at your "genius"? Do you think this is a matter to be made light of?
Come to have a cup of tea indeed!
And when you say, Mr Mutua, that Kibaki has a lot of friends and they are just coming to chat with im, do you not realise that the people of Kenya have even more friends?
I wish Mr Mutua would stop treating us like blithering idiots. Mr Mutua owes us more than this drivel.
He has made many gaffs in his time as government spokesman. But this time, he should handle this matter with the seriousness it deserves!