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African Union Building Kenya Peace

By Prensa Latina

Nairobi : An African Union mission led by Ghanaian President John Kufuor is seeking to defuse the current volatile situation in Kenya.

Kufuor, also current AU president, will try to resolve the crisis caused by denunciations of fraud during the general elections on December 27.

The delegation, also made up of AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Said Djinnit, is expected to meet with re-elected President Mwai Kibaki, and the candidate for ODM (Orange Democratic Movement), Raila Odinga.

After Kibaki’s victory was announced on Sunday, Odinga’s supporters held massive demonstrations that were suppressed by the police, resulting in nearly 300 people dead, and about 70,000 others displaced.

Despite the police suppression, ODM leader William Ruto announced they will hold new protests on Tuesday.