Kenyan women's organisations have called for a nationwide sex boycott to force feuding male politicians in the coalition government to resolve their differences.
The women say they are prepared to pay prostitutes to withhold their services for a week to make the campaign more effective.
The boycott has been sparked by a feud between Mwai Kibaki, the president, and Raila Odinga, the prime minister, over who runs the government agenda in parliament.
The women have sent emissaries to the wives of both men to encourage them to join in the boycott which reflects growing public anger with the pace at which the coalition government is tackling the underlying causes of last year's post- election crisis.
Kenya was gripped by violent ethnic protests that almost pitched the country into civil war and resulted in the deaths of some 1,500 people in the aftermath of disputed elections.
The coalition government formed to end the crisis has been beset by corruption scandals and internal feuding even as 10m Kenyans face starvation.