Sunday, January 13, 2008

US warns over Kenya’s crisis

NEWS - Daily Nation
Publication Date: 1/13/2008

The United States has fired a diplomatic warning shot to Kenya, saying it will stop conducting “business as usual” if the current political crisis persists.

However, it was not immediately known what changes or action the US was considering, as its diplomatic relations with Kenya are so far intact.

A statement by US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Dr Jendayi Frazer , also called on the government to restore the public’s right to assembly and media freedom.

This seemed to be an indirect reference to the government’s reluctance to lift the ban on live television coverage which has attracted worldwide condemnation and its refusal to permit countrywide protest rallies called by ODM.

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