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URGENT ¥¥¥ Kenyatta elected Kenyan president: election commission

Uhuru Kenyatta has been elected president of Kenya, the electoral commission said Saturday, confirming figures it had released earlier in the day. "I therefore declare Uhuru Kenyatta the duly elected president of the Republic of Kenya," Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan said. pjm/yad

Uhuru Kenyatta elected Kenyan president

Uhuru Kenyatta narrowly won Kenya's presidential election, provisional results showed on Saturday, but his main rival refused to concede, raising tensions following the key poll. Kenyatta, son of Kenya's founding president and one of Africa's richest men who faces an international crimes against humanity trial, narrowly got enough votes to avoid a second round runoff against arch-rival Raila Odinga. But while Kenyatta supporters danced in the streets after the provisional results were unveiled, followers of Odinga seethed.

Uhuru Kenyatta elected Kenyan president

Uhuru Kenyatta has won Kenya's presidential election despite facing an international crimes against humanity trial, provisional results showed on Saturday, as his main rival refused to concede, raising tensions following the key poll. While supporters of Kenyatta, son of Kenya's founding president and one of Africa's richest men, danced in the streets, followers of his arch-rival Raila Odinga seethed at the results.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Kenyatta proud of Kenya's 'trust' after presidential poll

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate said Saturday they were "proud and honoured for the trust being put on them," hours after provisional results showed they had won the country's key presidential poll. Kenyatta's Jubilee Coalition party "took a message to the people of Kenya," it said in a statement read to AFP. "We are grateful to the people of Kenya for accepting this message." bb/pjm/yad

UPDATE 5-Kenyatta declared winner of Kenya's presidential vote

* Rival Odinga says will challenge vote in court * International court urges Kenyatta to keep cooperating * Kenyatta pledges to work with "all nations" * Police fire teargas at Odinga backers throwing stones * Disputed election five years ago unleashed tribal violence (Adds Kenyatta, Odinga comments, clashes between police and Odinga supporters) By Duncan Miriri and George Obulutsa

Uhuru Kenyatta elected Kenyan president: commission figures

Uhuru Kenyatta was elected Kenya's new president despite facing an international crimes against humanity trial, provisional election commission figures showed Saturday. Kenyatta took 50.03 percent of the vote, according to constituency tallies released in the early hours of Saturday, to become the African country's new leader 50 years after his independence hero father, Kenya's founding president.

Uhuru Kenyatta: following in father's presidential footsteps

Son of Kenya's founding president, Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday took up his father's mantle to become head of state despite facing trial for crimes against humanity over election violence five years ago. Uhuru -- meaning "freedom", and Kenyatta, the "light of Kenya" in Swahili -- carries his country's aspirations in his name, but brings with him controversy. Kenyatta, 51, and running mate William Ruto face trial in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity for their alleged role in having orchestrated 2007-08 post-election unrest.

Uhuru Kenyatta elected Kenyan president: commission figures

Uhuru Kenyatta was elected Kenya's new president despite facing an international crimes against humanity trial, provisional election commission figures showed Saturday. Kenyatta took 50.03 percent of the vote, according to constituency tallies released in the early hours of Saturday, to become the African country's new leader 50 years after his independence hero father, Kenya's founding president.

Kenyatta wins presidency by slim margin in Kenyan election

* Kenyatta gets outright win with margin of 4,100 votes * Rival Odinga fails to secure a run-off * Kenyans waited five days to learn result * Disputed election five years ago sparked tribal violence By George Obulutsa and Edmund Blair

Uhuru Kenyatta elected Kenyan president: commission figures

Uhuru Kenyatta was elected Kenya's new president, despite facing an international crimes against humanity trial for violence in the last polls, provisional election commission figures showed Saturday. Kenyatta, who becomes the African country's new leader 50 years after his independence hero father, Kenya's founding president, took 50.03 percent of the vote, according to constituency tallies released in the early hours of Saturday. Kenyatta, who won 6,173,433 votes out of a total 12,338,667 ballots cast, broke the 50 percent threshold by only 4,099 votes.
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