>> Many were still queueing when polls closed in Nairobi, one sign of the extremely high turn out in Kenya's presidential election. Incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta taking on veteran campaigner, Raila Odinga, for a second time. And it's a race that Reuters' East Africa Bureau Chief, Katharine Houreld, says it's been to close to call.
>> There were no exit polls, but polls done a week before the election show that the two candidates are neck and neck. It's a close race between the top two candidates. Today's been largely peaceful and incident free and the opposition held a press conference an hour before polls closed to say that they were largely satisfied with the vote.
>> First results already rolling in on Tuesday evening. But the closeness of the race means it might take three days before a winner emerges. Authorities have up to a week to declare the outcome. Odinga has said Kenyatta can only win if his rolling Jubilee party rigs the vote, a stance that increased fears of a disputed result and civil unrest.
Back in 2007, Odinga called for street protests after a problem with the vote count. The dispute sparked widespread ethnic violence, leading to the deaths of 1,200 people.
is time around, rights groups say hate speech has been notably absent from major speeches. But two incidents in the last week have put the nation of nearly 50 million on edge.
A key election official was found tortured and murdered, and on Friday ,two foreign political advisers to Odinga were arrested and deported by plain clothed police. Jittery Kenyans stockpiled food and water ahead of the vote, the next few days will tell whether their caution was warranted.