Counting has begun in Kenya's elections. Initial results indicate the country's former finance minister, Uhuru Kenyatta has edged ahead of his rival Raila Odinga. Less violence has been reported than in 2007.
The International Criminal Court has referred the Kenyan government to its executive body for non-cooperation in a collapsed case. In 2010, President Uhuru Kenyatta was accused by The Hague of crimes against humanity.
Thirteen political parties under the ruling Jubilee Coalition will on Saturday merge and launch one party, the Jubilee Party ahead of the Kenyan elections in 2017.
While on an official visit to Nairobi, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced new aid packages for Kenya and South Sudan. Additional aid will be directed toward refugee and security programs in the region.
Two protesters were killed and at least six injured during anti-government demonstrations in Kenya. The country’s opposition has been protesting every Monday against an alleged bias of Kenya’s electoral commission.
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