Otieno urges Kenyan leaders to find peace

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He says that dialogue is the key to resolving problems that have already claimed the lives of hundreds of people.

The giant Kenyan captain urges leaders of the warring parties, controversially elected president, Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga, to engage in dialogue in order to restore peace in the East African country.

_quote“The ongoing tensions and resultant chaos after the December Presidential polls are not a good advertisement for the country and its football, as well as other sectors in the largely peaceful country.

“What is happening in Kenya at the moment is very unfortunate. There is tension and the situation is not calm,” says Otieno who has just returned from a holiday in his crisis-torn homeland.

“The two leaders should sit down together and be an example to their supporters, and then peace and law will return to the country.

“It is imperative that the two leaders find a lasting solution to the problems because Kenyans are a peace-loving nation,” says the 34-year-old Santos defence pillar.