Kenyans in Call for a New Election; INTERNATIONAL
Kenya's opposition party yesterday called for a new presidential election to settle the disputed vote that has sparked days of deadly riots.
President Mwai Kibaki is unlikely to accept the demand despite the West insisting a "made-in-Kenya solution" is needed to end the violence that has killed 300 people and displaced 100,000 since his election last week.
International observers say the vote count was flawed. Anyang Nyongo, secretary-general of opposition candidate Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement, said the country should be ready "for a new election of the president" leaving little room for compromise with Mr Kibaki.
"This is about democracy and justice," Mr Nyongo said. "We shall continue to defend and promote the right of Kenyans so that the democratic process should be fulfilled."
Salim Lone, a spokesman for Mr Odinga, said "We will not back down until there is a clear solution for the crisis caused by the stolen election."
Mr Odinga had called for a million people to gather on Thursday in a park in the city centre, but postponed it after protesters were pushed back by police with tear gas and water cannons. …