Top of the Morning: Kenyatta Takes Early Lead in Election Results

Top stories from DAWNS Digest. Special, Kenya Election Edition

Kenya Decides

The election for the next president in Kenya took place yesterday. People waited in line for hours beginning at 6 AM to cast their ballot.  Here are some of the reports from the day:

With about a third of the ballots counted, early results showed Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta ahead with 54 percent of the vote to Prime Minister Raila Odinga with 41 percent. (Seattle Times

The Kenyan election was marked by limited violence and a high voter turnout. (CSM

Violence on election day in Kenya was mostly linked to separatists in the coastal region of the country. (Guardian

Kenyans took to Twitter to mock foreign media coverage of their elections. (WaPo

Election day pictures. (Guardian Photos of Kenyans in line to vote on Monday. (AP

The story of the Kenyan election has been about tribal divisions, but it may be more about class. (Think Africa Press