Kenyatta takes early election lead
Published 04/03/2013 | 04:02
Election officials in Kenya are counting votes from the country's presidential election, and the candidate who faces charges at the International Criminal Court has taken an early lead.
With a third of the vote counted, early results showed Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta leading Prime Minister Raila Odinga 54% to 41%. Few votes have been counted from Odinga's stronghold, the western city of Kisumu.
Long queues formed around the country on Monday. Election officials estimate that turnout was about 70% . Attacks by separatists on the coast killed 19 people.
Kenyatta faces charges at the International Criminal Court on allegations that he helped orchestrate post-election violence in 2007-08, when more than 1,000 people were killed.