By Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service
Amidst growing calls for an international investigation into last week's disputed presidential elections in Kenya, the continued rioting and killings in that East African nation are threatening to destabilise a staunch U.S. ally in the global war on terrorism. "What is taking place in Kenya today is a mockery of democracy," said Rev. Gabriel Odima, president of the U.S.-based Africa Centre for Peace and Democracy. "The international community, especially the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union (EU), should take a strong position, and force President Mwai Kibaki to step down to pave the way for an independent audit to resolve the current crisis in Kenya," he told IPS.