New York

31 December 2007

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Kenya

The Secretary-General has been closely following the developments in Kenya since the announcement of the results of the elections. He is concerned about the ensuing violence and strongly deplores the loss of human lives. He urges the security forces to show utmost restraint. The Secretary-General appeals to the population for calm, patience and respect for law.

The Secretary General calls on the political parties and leaders to resolve their differences peacefully through dialogue and by making full use of the existing legal mechanisms and procedures.