Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Kenya is burning...Please sign the petition

Pls support this petition initiated by Avaaz. We are aiming for 100,000 signatures and have collected about 86000 signatures to date. Please click on the link below.

Do you know, Kenya is on the brink of disaster -- bullets are flying on the streets, with over 600 killed and 250,000 made homeless as government and opposition struggle over the presidency. There is something we can do to help before it's too late, so I thought you might be interested.

Only dialogue and an independent election review will dispel the crisis - and the world can play a crucial role: by reinforcing the efforts of mediators like Kofi Annan, and refusing to recognize any government not legitimately established. 50,000 of us have already sent this message to our foreign ministers, and almost all have listened so far. But inside Kenya, hardline leaders are sowing conflict and the country hangs in the balance.

President Kibaki and opposition leader Odinga need to hear that international legitimacy will only come after they engage honestly in mediation. To send this message, we are taking out a full page ad in The Daily Nation, an influential Kenyan newspaper. The ad will list the number of messages we have sent to our governments, the more the better -- so please, click below to see the ad and send your own message:

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