Britain urges feuding Kenyan leaders to share power

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January 5, 2008 00:41

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband urged leaders of Kenya's feuding political parties Friday to use a power-sharing agreement to restore peace in the East African country. Miliband said in a statement that many more people could die if President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga refuse to work together in the interests of the whole country. Miliband said Kenya's leaders risked losing the "confidence, goodwill and support" of the international community if they do not compromise. About 300 people have been killed and 100,000 left homeless in violent protests and clashes since the Dec. 27 presidential election and weekend vote counting that foreign observers called flawed. The violence has involved ethnic hatred, with other tribes pitted against Kibaki's Kikuyu people. Miliband said, "Serious questions about the conduct of the count stand in the way of the


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