Kenya Election: Uhuru Kenyatta won Kenya Presidency

Mar 9, 2013 19:02 IST

Uhuru Kenyatta, the Deputy Prime Minister who faces trial for alleged crimes against humanity, clinched victory in a tightly fought race for Kenya's presidency, on 9 March 2013.

Uhuru Kenyatta needed over 50% of the national vote to avoid a run-off. He received 50.07% to win the elections but the victory is being disputed by his main rival, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who has now unsuccessfully sought the presidency three times.

Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta is a controversial figure as he is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity from his alleged role in the country's 2007-2008 election.

Kenya would become the second African country after Sudan to have a sitting president indicted by the ICC.

With the win Uhuru Kenyatta will become the fourth president of Kenya.

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