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Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner of Kenya presidential poll

  • Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election on Saturday with rival Raila Odinga stating he would challenge the outcome in court.

    Kenyatta, set to be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over violence that followed the 2007 polls, secured 50.07 percent of the votes.

    According to international observers, the vote and count had been transparent with turnout estimated at 86 percent.

    Kenyatta hailed his victory as a "triumph of democracy".

    Kenya is now the second African country after Sudan to have a sitting president who has been indicted by the ICC.

    Kenyatta is accused of directing a militia that allegedly carried out attacks after the last elections. More than 1,000 people were killed and 600,000 forced from their homes during that period.

    Kenyatta is due to go on trial at the ICC in The Hague in July.