Counting has begun in Kenya's elections. Initial results indicate the country's former finance minister, Uhuru Kenyatta has edged ahead of his rival Raila Odinga. Less violence has been reported than in 2007.
Draft legislation before the Kenyan parliament would give security agencies more powers and President Kenyatta more authority to sack their top officials.
Kenya's opposition lawmakers disrupted parliament on Thursday, temporarily preventing the passing of a bill on terrorism-related measures which civil society groups say could violate civil liberties.
The ICC has told prosecutors to decide whether the trial of Kenya's president can go ahead or should finally be dropped. Uhuru Kenyatta was charged over deadly violence following the country's 2007 election.
Kenya's parliament has approved draconian anti-terror measures for holding suspects, information provision and media restrictions. Opposition lawmakers and protest groups say the laws threaten civil liberties.
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