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The AU on The Current Political situation in Kenya

Intense pressure has been mounting on obdurate President Uhuru Kenyatta and intransigent NASA leader Raila Odinga to pull the nation out of the current political turmoil and steer a course towards tranquility.

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The African Union has finally broken its silence on the situation and has urged both leaders to rise above partisan politics,personal interests and put the country first.

Through its Commission Chairman, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat,the AU has called on all stakeholders in Kenya’s electoral process to exercise leadership during this “crucial period of Kenya’s democracy.”

AU Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat called on all stakeholders to exercise leadership during “this crucial period of Kenya’s democracy.”

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In a statement issued on Wednesday ,October 11, Mr Mahamat said he was closely following the situation in Kenya, including the decision by the National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Railai Odinga to withdraw from the October 26 repeat presidential poll.

Mr Mahamat added that the AU has volunteered appropriate initiative to facilitate peaceful conclusion of the electoral process.

He also said the union had deployed a poll observer mission in Kenya since September to support the electoral process and assist towards its peaceful and successful conclusion.

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It’s also understood Western diplomats in Nairobi have been engaging both sides quietly but tough diplomacy aimed at reaching a political solution to the impasse.

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