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Relief at Kenya’s election, but ICC case hangs over new leaders

Markets rallied to a narrative of growth and continuity as Jubilee Coalition candidate Uhuru Kenyatta was declared Kenya’s president, beating the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (Cord) candidate Raila Odinga by 832,887 votes and taking 50.07% of the total, which was sufficient for Kenya to avoid a second round of polling. Most reports focused on largely peaceful polls – in which ‘only’ a dozen or so people were reported killed in ‘isolated incidents’ – and the prospects for growth as Kenya emerges from its traditionally traumatic election period.

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