UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council in New York was briefed Thursday on Kenya's post-election violence that has claimed hundreds of lives.
Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe briefed the council in a closed-door session on the latest developments, the United Nations said in a news release. The violence began after Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki was declared the winner over opposition leader Raila Odinga in disputed elections in December.
When talking to reporters after his meeting, Pascoe said there is a "need for the parties to work together" to help end the violence.
During the meeting, members "called on Kenya's leaders to do all what is in their power to bring the violence to an end and to restore calm," Ambassador Giadalla Ettalhi of Libya, who holds the rotating council presidency for January, told the press.
Security Council members "called on Kenya's leaders to do all what is in their power to bring the violence to an end and to restore calm," Ettalhi said during the briefing after the meeting.