Former UN Chief Taking Over Mediation In Kenya’s Electoral Dispute

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will take over mediation in Kenya’s disputed presidential election.

The African Union says Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga have agreed to work with a panel of prominent Africans led by Annan to resolve their differences over last month’s election.

International observers have called the election flawed, and violence that erupted after the vote has left more than 500 people dead.

Kibaki and Odinga have also agreed to end violence and any other acts that would be detrimental in finding a peaceful solution to the crisis.