Calm has reportedly returned to Nairobi following the looting, riots and killings triggered by the contested re-election of president Mwai Kibaki on 27 December.

Roads throughout the city, including the airport road, are open to traffic and public transport services are operating, although a source in the capital says that fares have risen due to widespread fuel shortages. Although 2 January is the first working day after the long Christmas, election-related and new year