Kenya rulers reject Annan mediation

NAIROBI – The Kenyan government has again turned down international efforts to broker a solution to the crisis triggered by disputed elections. Government minister John Michuki said there was no need for former UN chief Kofi Annan to visit Kenya today to lead fresh mediation efforts.

NAIROBI – The Kenyan government has again turned down international efforts to broker a solution to the crisis triggered by disputed elections. Government minister John Michuki said there was no need for former UN chief Kofi Annan to visit Kenya today to lead fresh mediation efforts.

Last week an initiative led by Ghanaian President John Kufuor failed.  More than 600 people have been killed and 250,000 displaced in violence that followed elections on 27 December.

Schools around Kenya belatedly reopened yesterday after holidays were extended amid the clashes. But tension remains high as the opposition Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) prepares to begin three days of anti-government demonstrations tomorrow.
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