01.02.08 08:47 Alter: 4 yrs

Kenyans plead for peace

 

WORSENING VIOLENCE in Kenya has brought fresh pleas for peaceful political dialogue from church leaders.

 

The known death toll reached 850 this week, after a weekend of murderous attacks in the Rift Valley. The violence was sparked by a disputed election at the end of December (News, 4 January). Violence also erupted in the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday, in retaliation for the murder of Melitus Were, a member of the opposition party.

 

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