Saturday, 9 March 2013

Kenya election results

Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta appears to have won the presidential election by the tightest of margins, provisional results indicate.

After all the votes were counted he had polled 50.03% of the vote, 4,109 votes over the threshold required for outright victory.

The official result is not expected before 11:00 on Saturday (08:00 GMT).

Rival candidate Raila Odinga is set to file a legal challenge if he loses.

One of Mr Odinga's aides said the candidate had "no intention" of conceding defeat.

Salim Lone told the Daily Nation newspaper: "The level of the failures in the system makes it very difficult to believe it was a credible result, and if Uhuru is declared president, Raila will go to court."

Both candidates have complained of irregularities during the course of the count, since Monday's election.

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