Sunday, February 17, 2008

Bush says wants to help, not dictate to Kenya

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Sunday he did not want to dictate how to bring an end to bloody political violence in Kenya, but to help push along mediation led by former U.N. chief Kofi Annan.

Bush is sending Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Nairobi on Monday.

He said ahead of the trip he and Rice had discussed with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete "how best we can help the process. Not what we should do to dictate the process but what America can do to help the process move along."

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