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Kenyatta squeaks by a win in Kenya’s presidential race

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Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s deputy prime minister has won the country’s presidential election with just 50.3% of the vote, according to preliminary results released today. Kenyatta barely avoided a run-off election, but the results will likely be challenged by his main rival, current prime minister Raila Odinga, whose party claims votes have been doctored. The United States also won’t be happy about the results; the US and other Western states warned before the election that ties could suffer under Kenyatta, who faces charges of committing crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court.

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