UN envoy heads to Kenyan hotspots

by Karen Allen

President Mwai Kibaki shakes hands with opposition leader Raila Odinga in the presence of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Photo: Boniface Mwangi/IRIN

UN emergency relief co-ordinator John Holmes has called for a peace deal after visiting some flashpoint areas of violence after Kenya’s disputed polls.

The envoy’s visit comes at a time of renewed hope that a political solution to the crisis can be found at talks.