Kenyan Political Rivals Agree To Independent Review Of Election

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The chief mediator says there’s a last “difficult and frightening” step to go, but there appears to be “real momentum” toward resolving Kenya’s political crisis.

President Mwai Kibaki and his chief political rival Raila Odinga have agreed on the need for an independent review of December’s disputed presidential election.

But, mediator Kofi Annan says the question of sharing power has yet to be resolved. The former U.N. secretary-general says while that step will be difficult, it “will be taken.”

Kibaki was declared the winner of the election, but opposition groups claimed the results were rigged. The ethnic violence that followed has left more than 1,000 people dead and shattered the image of a country once considered among the most stable in Africa.