David Cameron appeals for calm in Kenya

Riot police fire tear-gas to disperse supporters of Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga
Riot police fire tear-gas to disperse supporters of the defeated Presidential candidate Raila Odinga Credit: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

David Cameron has appealed for calm in Kenya after the country's Supreme Court upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as President.

Downing Street has confirmed that the Prime Minister has written to Mr Kenyatta congratulating him for the largely peaceful election.

Opposition supporters were dispersed by police outside the Supreme Court earlier today. Violence following the election in 2007 killed more than 1,200 people following a disputed result.

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Court backs Kenyan election

The Kenyan Supreme Court has rejected challenges to the victory of Uhuru Kenyatta as winner of the recent Presidential election. Opposition leaders have appealed for calm after police fired tear gas to disperse angry crowds.