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Up to 50 Dead, Burned in Kenyan Church

In continued violence following Kenyan elections, which were swamped with allegations of underhanded tatics, a mob set fire to a church housing hundreds of Kenyans looking for refuge from violence.  The Tuesday fire killed up to 50 people on the fourth day of riots and ethnic clashes continues. 

At least 270 people are dead so far.  Kenya was thought to be east Africa's most stable and thriving democracy.  The elections saw President Mwai Kibaki, sworn in on Sunday, elected.  His opponent made claims that the polls were rigged.  Raili Odinga, that such opponent, claims Kibaki "is guilty, directly, of genocide."  President Kibaki has called for calm and political reconciliation, but Odinga has refused.

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