African Union Appeals For Calm After Kenya Protests

The African Union has appealed for calm and called for dialogue following opposition protests in Kenya that have turned violent and left three people dead since last week.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga called for demonstrations to protest against the high cost of living and what he calls electoral justice after last year's election.

In a statement, AU Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat urged "stakeholders to exercise calm and engage in dialogue to address any differences".

He said the conduct of elections last year was "successful" and the outcome was confirmed by the Supreme Court.

"The Chairperson reiterates the total solidarity with and support to the government and the people of Kenya's efforts working towards national unity, peace and stability in the country," the statement said.

Kenyan religious leaders have also called for unconditional talks between President William Ruto and Mr Odinga.