U.S. Peace Corps suspends Kenya operations

>NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – The U.S. Peace Corps said Tuesday it had temporarily suspended its operations in Kenya following weeks of violence over a disputed election.

While no Peace Corps volunteers have been targeted in the violence that has engulfed Kenya since the Dec. 27 elections, the Washington-based group has decided to pull out its remaining 58 volunteers, said spokeswoman Amanda Beck. Another 144 volunteers were sent home in January after the violence first erupted, she said.