Mediation efforts continue in Kenyan elections rift
( dpa ) - Mediation efforts were continuing in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Thursday aimed at resolving the post-election crisis that has seen opposition leader Raila Odinga reject the poll victory of President Mwai Kibaki and sparked widespread violence.
Leading a new round of mediation talks was African Union (AU) chair and Ghanaian President John Kufuor, while also taking part were chief US envoy to Africa Jendayi Frazer as well as numerous other US and European diplomats.
"We want a peaceful resolution," a spokesperson for Odinga said.
No details have, however, been released as to the content of the talks or possible steps towards an agreement.
Kibaki was declared winner of the December 27 presidential polls three days after they were held. Odinga and his supporters have, however, charged the incumbent with widespread vote-rigging and refused to concede defeat.
International observers have also highlighted discrepancies in the voting process and cast doubt on the veracity of the result.
Subsequent violence pitting supporters of each side against each other engulfed parts of Kenya with up to 600 people killed and 250,000 displaced.
Kenya's Human Rights Commission also on Thursday announced the opening of a judicial case against the country's Electoral Commission.