Kenya's presidential election

Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding president, won the presidential election with a slim margin of 50.03 percent of votes cast, just enough to avoid a run-off, provisional figures by the election commission showed on Mar. 8.

Torn election posters litter the streets of the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, March 8, 2013. Kenyans on Monday held their first presidential vote since the nation's disputed election in 2007 spawned violence that killed more than 1,000 people. Kenya's last ballots for its presidential race were being counted Friday and Uhuru Kenyatta, the leading candidate, saw his percentage yo-yo above and below the crucial 50 percent mark that would hand him an outright win and avoid a runoff.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Torn election posters litter the streets of the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, March 8, 2013. Kenyans on Monday held their first presidential vote since the nation's disputed election in 2007 spawned violence that killed more than 1,000 people. Kenya's last ballots for its presidential race were being counted Friday and Uhuru Kenyatta, the leading candidate, saw his percentage yo-yo above and below the crucial 50 percent mark that would hand him an outright win and avoid a runoff.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Torn election posters litter the streets of the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, March 8, 2013. Kenyans on Monday held their first presidential vote since the nation's disputed election in 2007 spawned violence that killed more than 1,000 people. Kenya's last ballots for its presidential race were being counted Friday and Uhuru Kenyatta, the leading candidate, saw his percentage yo-yo above and below the crucial 50 percent mark that would hand him an outright win and avoid a runoff.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Kenyan women wearing headscarfs reading "Women for Peace", march in the streets of Nairobi as the result of the Kenya Election is expected to be announced today, Friday, March 8, 2013. A final result was expected Friday, but the close race and a troubled vote count are sparking fears of the kind of violence that ripped through the country after its last national election. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Kenyan women wearing headscarfs reading "Women for Peace", march in the streets of Nairobi as the result of the Kenya Election is expected to be announced today, Friday, March 8, 2013. A final result was expected Friday, but the close race and a troubled vote count are sparking fears of the kind of violence that ripped through the country after its last national election. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Kenyan women wearing headscarfs reading "Women for Peace", march in the streets of Nairobi as the result of the Kenya Election is expected to be announced today, Friday, March 8, 2013. A final result was expected Friday, but the close race and a troubled vote count are sparking fears of the kind of violence that ripped through the country after its last national election. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

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