Raila Odinga
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Kenya election: Defiant Odinga calls for calm

9 March 2013 Last updated at 14:14 GMT

Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta has been confirmed as the winner of the presidential election.

Mr Kenyatta won 50.07% of the vote on a turnout of 86%, officials said, narrowly avoiding a run-off ballot.

But main rival Raila Odinga alleged massive vote-rigging and said he would challenge the results in the Supreme Court.

Speaking shortly after the result was announced, Mr Odinga also appealed for calm, warning that any violence "could destroy this nation forever".