The international teams of election observers have been giving the preliminary verdicts on the running of Tuesday’s disputed elections in Kenya.
In the presidential race, early results show that incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has a commanding lead, but the figures have been challenged by the opposition and the electoral commission, the IEBC, is now verifying the results.
The teams from the Commonwealth and the East African Community have praised Kenyans for turning out in large numbers and applauded the security forces for keeping order, the BBC’s Abdinoor Aden reports.
They said that the polling stations were peaceful.
Former US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is in Kenya with the Carter Center, last night called on Kenyans to allow the IEBC to do its work.
On Wednesday there were some isolated incidents of violence as supporters of Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga took to the streets in some parts of the country.