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Kenya Rivals Close In On Presidency

Kenyans are awaiting results in their country's presidential election, after millions cast their votes on Monday.

BBC reports that, with about a third of polling stations reporting, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta held an early lead over his main rival, Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

The head of the electoral commission emphasised these were provisional figures and urged Kenyans to wait patiently for the final outcome.

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

Clashes broke out after Mr Odinga claimed he had been cheated of victory by supporters of President Mwai Kibaki.

Violence has also marred the current election, with at least 19 people killed on Monday - mainly in coastal attacks attributed to separatists.

The media urged Kenyans to put their faith in the electoral process.

( Monday 04th March 2013 )

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