URGENT ¥¥¥ Uhuru Kenyatta elected Kenyan president: commission figures

Uhuru Kenyatta was elected Kenya's new president, provisional figures released by the electoral commission showed Saturday.

Kenyatta, son of Kenya's founding president, took 50.03 percent of the vote, with Prime Minister Raila Odinga trailing in second place with 43.28 percent, according to constituency tallies released. A formal announcement was expected later Saturday.