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Kenyatta wins by narrow margin

NAIROBI — Kenya’s election commission on Saturday declared Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s first president and a suspect in a case involving crimes against humanity, the winner of the country’s presidential race amid growing allegations of vote fraud and a refusal by the other leading contender to concede.

Kenyatta, who has been accused by prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague of bankrolling death squads during Kenya’s last election crisis, cleared the 50 percent threshold and avoided a runoff by the thinnest of margins, about 8,000 votes out of 12 million, or 0.07 percent.

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