Kenyan premier calls for Mugabe suspension
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga on
Monday asked the African Union to suspend Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
from the organization.
"They should suspend him and send peace forces to Zimbabwe to ensure free and fair elections," the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation reported Odinga, one of Mugabe's fiercest critics, as saying following a meeting with a US senator.
Mugabe is currently attending a two-day AU summit in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh Monday, but Odinga warned that the body was setting a "dangerous precedent" by allowing him to attend AU events as a head of state.
The Zimbabwean leader is facing growing criticism and pressure after being sworn in for another term following a one-man run-off election boycotted by the opposition.
Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew, saying he feared for the lives of his supporters in the face of state-sponsored violence, dpa reported.