Kenya: Jubilation for Kenyatta with slim majority

March 9, 2013
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Supporters of Kenyan presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta celebrate what they perceive is an election win for him in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, March 9, 2013. Kenya's election commission posted complete results early Saturday showing that Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta prevailed in the country's presidential elections by the slimmest of margins, winning 50.03 percent of the vote.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's election commission says that Uhuru Kenyatta is the winner of the country's presidential election with 50.07 percent.

The official announcement Saturday came five days after the nation held its first national election since its 2007 vote sparked two months of tribe-on-tribe attacks that killed more than 1,000 people.

Jubilant supporters of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta filled Kenya's streets to celebrate their candidate's victory.

Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding president, is indicted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court, which is expected to create problems with Kenya's Western allies.