Kenya rejects ex-envoys’ calls for US mediation in political dispute

Former US ambassadors to Kenya Johnnie Carson and Mark Bellamy who have called for US intervention in Kenya. Kenya has rejected these calls saying it has successfully gone through its five-year electoral cycle and is now focused on serving her citizens. FILE PHOTOS | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The PS said Kenya has successfully gone through its five-year electoral cycle and is now focused on serving her citizens.
  • He said the 2017 elections presented an opportunity to test the institutions created by the constitution.
  • He accused the opposition of attempting to perpetrate violence in the wake of their electoral loss.

The government has rejected calls to have the United States intervene in the current political standoff pitting it against the opposition.

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