Tension is running high in Kenya pending the release of the final results of the presidential, parliamentary and local government elections on 27 December. Clashes are reported to have broken out in some opposition strongholds, including the western city of Kisumu, as delays in vote-counting spark fears that the Party of National Unity (PNU) of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki may be trying to interfere with the results. Kibaki is seeking a second term in office.

As of late afternoon on 29 December official results from 189 out of 210 constituencies showed Raila Odinga of the opposition Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leading the presidential race with 4,356,092 votes to Kibaki