Ballot-counting is underway in Kenya's first election since a 2007 vote that was marked by ethnic violence. Although attacks against security forces marred the first few hours of the vote, it remained largely peaceful.
It was Kenya's first presidential election since the bloody post-vote violence in 2007. Back then, clashes between ethnic groups displaced some 600,000 people and left more than 1,100 dead.
During this election, Prime Minister Raila Odinga was in a neck-and-neck race against his deputy Uhuru Kenyatta as eight presidential hopefuls faced off. Although attacks against security forces cast a shadow over the first few hours of the vote, the election remained largely peaceful.
From social media initiatives to human rights tribunals, this important election is a reflection of Kenyans' hopes and fears about stabilizing their country for the future.