'Dialogue process' to resolve Kenyan crisis to start Monday

The "dialogue process" to help resolve Kenya's deadly dispute over presidential elections will start Monday, said a statement from mediator Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general. President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga, who charges Kibaki stole the December 27 election, had been asked to each name three negotiators to participate in the talks. They are under international pressure to form a power-sharing government. The announcement comes as ethnic clashes triggered by the elections, which international observers say had a rigged vote tally, spread across western Kenya. More than 800 people have been killed in the violence.