Monday, January 07, 2008

US Envoy Says Kenyan Election Was Rigged

(Waridaad) - NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The vote count from Kenya's election was rigged, but both parties could have been involved, the chief U.S. envoy for Africa said Monday, declining to blame either President Mwai Kibaki "Check who supports this tyrant" or the opposition leader who ran against him.
The opposition leader, Raila Odinga, canceled nationwide protests, saying Monday he wanted to avoid new violence and give mediation a chance to resolve the election standoff that has killed nearly 500 people in political and ethnic bloodletting.

``Yes, there was rigging,'' the U.S. envoy, Jendayi Frazer, told The Associated Press. ``I mean there were problems with the vote counting process ... both the parties could have rigged.''

She said both rival parties could have been involved and that she did not want to blame either Kibaki or Odinga.....Read more

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