Officials: Kenya calm after verdict on vote, but threat of violence lingers in some parts

Kenyan police say they have deployed forces in the capital and in the lakeside city of Kisumu to contain the continuing threat of violence after two people were shot dead in protests following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country's next president.

Moses Ombati, the deputy police chief for Nairobi, said Sunday that rowdy youths in Nairobi's slums were still trying to protest after the court ruled against Prime Minister Raila Odinga's challenge to the validity of Kenyatta's win.

Although Odinga accepted the court's decision, some of his supporters reacted angrily, taking to the streets and engaging the police in running battles. Nyanza police chief Ole Metito said two people were killed and five seriously injured in riots in Kisumu, Odinga's home region.