Kenya's televised presidential debate saw hopefuls play down fears of a repeat of the post-election tribal violence that erupted in 2007.
Kenya's opposition claimed victory on Saturday in a presidential vote after official figures gave their candidate a four-percentage point lead over President Mwai Kibaki on three-quarters of the count. Delays announcing the results ignited deep ethnic tensions as youths wielding machetes fought, looted and burned homes in opposition strongholds.
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki trailed his main rival on Friday in the race to lead East Africa's biggest economy for the next five years, according to early tallies by local media. Partial results from three main television stations all gave opposition challenger Raila Odinga a strong lead over his former ally.