Over 1,000 Kenyans are now known to have died in violence sparked by the disputed presidential election of 27 December, the Kenyan Red Cross has said. The humanitarian organisation also says that more than 300,000 people have been displaced by the fighting. At least 12,000 people are believed to have sought refuge in neighbouring Uganda according to the United Nations High Commission for refugees.

The latest death toll came as the government lifted the ban on live public broadcasts imposed on the media immediately after the announcement of the election results, which the main opposition party Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) insists were rigged. On 5 February there were reports of isolated violence in the west of the country but on the whole the situation is relatively calm.

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