February 8, 2008

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U.S. applies pressure in effort to restore peace in Kenya (Jeffrey Gettleman, February 7, 2008, IHT)

The American government is playing an increasingly active role in trying to restore peace in Kenya, holding hearings in Washington on Thursday and threatening to ban some Kenyan politicians from entering the United States.

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Kenya said Thursday that the embassy had sent letters to 10 politicians and businessmen, warning them that they and their families would be denied entry into the United States if the embassy determined that they had instigated or participated in violence.

More than 1,000 people have been killed in Kenya since a disputed election in December, and human rights groups have said much of the violence was organized. The U.S. Embassy is aiming the warnings at people on both sides of Kenya's political divide - the government and the opposition - and trying to use the issue of visas to press the leaders into acting responsibly and supporting efforts to reach a political compromise.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 8, 2008 12:00 AM
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