The Kenyan government says it will accept a re-run of last week's disputed presidential election, if a court orders a new vote. A spokesman for President Mwai Kibaki, Alfred Mutua, made the comment to reporters in Nairobi (Friday).
He spoke after the opposition Orange Democratic Movement called for new elections to end days of deadly unrest that has killed more than 300 people. Opposition leaders accuse the government of rigging last Thursday's election to ensure Mr. Kibaki's re-election.
A United Nations spokeswoman (Michele Montas) says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke with both the president and opposition leader Raila Odinga today and appealed for a return to calm and normalcy. He called for both leaders to resolve their differences through dialogue. The U.N. says the unrest that followed the election has now displaced 250-thousand people within Kenya.