The Great Rift

“With 87% of constituencies declared, Mr Kenyatta has 50% of the vote, against 43.3% for Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

After four days of anxious waiting, election chief James Oswago said the results would be finalised on Friday.

Mr Kenyatta faces trial in The Hague in July for crimes against humanity.

He is accused of fuelling communal violence after the 2007 election that saw more than 1,000 people killed and 600,000 forced from their homes. He denies the accusations.”

As the Kenyan presidential election grows increasingly tense, why not take a look back at Jeffrey Gettleman's piece on the political scene in that country in our Politics issue?