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US pushes Kenya to shut Libya Embassy

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The Government has come under pressure from the USA to shut down Libya’s embassy in Nairobi and expel its diplomats.The Standard on Saturday has seen an exchange of confidential letters between the two nations, with Washington telling the Kibaki regime that "representatives of the Muammar Gaddafi regime are not welcome in your capital", and asking Nairobi to send Libyan diplomats packing to "send a strong signal" to Tripoli, which the US accuses of arbitrary killings.The USA wants Kenya to recognise Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council based in Benghazi and allow it to open "a representative office" in the country.At the start of the uprising in Libya, the rebels claimed some of the mercenaries fighting to preserve Gaddafi’s regime were Kenyan, a claim Kenya has not denied...For more info http://eastafricaradiousa.com/blog/?p=6453