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Sex starved Kenyan man seeks compensation in court

afrol News, 8 May - A Kenyan man who has said the week-long sex ban, to wash out the country's political rivalry, denied him his basic marital rights has filed in court for compensation.

James Kimondo is reported to be suing the leaders of the coalition of women's groups that called for a national boycott.

"Since the women called for the sex boycott, my wife has denied me my conjugal rights. This has caused me anxiety and sleepless night," the Daily Nation reported Mr Kimondo to have said.

Mr Kimondo is further reported to have told reporters that during the week-long ban, he suffered mental anguish, stress, backaches and lack of concentration and thus petitioning the court for damages.

The sex ban which ended on Wednesday this week was said to have made an impact by the organisers, though in some quarters it was said to have been a failure. The organisers had also called on sex workers to join in the strike.

Kenya's political tension have once again reached the boiling point almost two years since President Mwai Kibaki and his rival Raila Odinga found themselves in a marriage of convenience, in a power-sharing deal that followed the 2007 post election violence that claimed more than 1500 lives and displaced tens of thousadns others.

The local media has however reported that since the call for the sex ban, the country's leaders have held brief talks on Monday and even held a cabinet meeting on Thursday, the first in a month.

Mr Odinga has accused president Kibaki of dominance in the power sharing deal, saying progress on the implemention of some programmes was being stalled, while on the other hand Mr kibaki had acccused some of the cabinet members of dragging their feet to delivering, threatening to sack them.

Kenyan Justice Minister, Martha Wangari Karua was the first to quit the coalition government last month saying the government is blocking her reform agenda in the justice sector and in fighting corruption.

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