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“Today bullets are flying on the streets, with over 600 killed and 250,000 made homeless as government and opposition leaders dispute the presidency”, says Avaaz, a global watchdog group.

“Kenyan civil society groups stand up for peace and justice – but only dialogue and an independent review of the tainted election can end this crisis and prevent escalating violence,” says Avaaz.

The African country depends on international tourism, aid and trade. With both leaders accepting Kofi Annan’s mediation mission, there may be light at the end of the tunnel. It’s not too late to help Kenya back from the brink.

The group is calling for support for mediator Kofi Annan and a refusal to recognize any government until it is legitimately established.

A full-page ad appears in The East African Standard, an influential Kenyan newspaper. The attached petition is one way to help. Click below to see the ad, send your message and spread the word:
http://www.avaaz.org/en/kenya_free_and_fair/5.php .