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Kenyatta leads Odinga in Kenyas election

mylbsonline staff

(mylbsonline/Liberia)-Kenya’s Deputy Prime Minister, Uhuru Kenyatta, has established a large lead over his rival, Raila Odinga, in early results from Kenya’s Presidential poll.

Mr. Kenyatta faces trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) April, 2013. With results from over 40% of polling stations, Mr. Kenyatta has 53% of the votes, against 42% for Mr. Odinga.

Kenya Elections Commission’s head Said: “The results were provisional figures and I urged Kenyans to wait patiently for the final outcome.”

In 2007/2008, more than 1,000 people were reportedly killed in post-election violence in Kenya.

Clashes broke out after Mr. Odinga claimed he had been cheated of victory by supporters of President Mwai Kibaki.
Mr. Kenyatta, however, denied charges by the ICC that he was instrumental in organizing the 2007/2008 bloodshed in Kenya.

Violence has also marred the current election, with at least 19 people killed Monday 4th March, 2013.

The 19 people were killed mainly in coastal attacks, attributed to separatists.

 


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