Things in Kenya are still fairly tense. Sam reports that their part of Nairobi has pretty much returned to normal, other parts of the city are full of displaced people who are sleeping in open fields to assure their safety. However, the news that exit polls conducted by the U.S. government-backed International Republican Institute indicate that President Mwai Kibaki actually lost the election is sure to set off a new round of violence. The data hasn't been released, but if it's on the news here, you can be sure it's being relayed by text message across Kenya.
Add that to weekend accusations that some people are being paid to incite violence (which is not at all surprising, considering how election-related violence in Kenya has played out in the past) and I'm afraid that it may be even longer before this dispute is resolved.
One bright light in the midst of something so sad: Kenya's thriving middle class isn't putting up with this. Under the old Moi dictatorship, everyone knew he was stealing elections, but no one could really protest it without threat of jail or worse. Now, protest is alive and well, and people are demanding that their government be transparent and truly democratic. Although the current round of planned protests may not help to restore calm, and although Kenya still has a ways to go to full democratization, there's no question that the country's democracy is growing and strengthening. That's something of which every Kenyan can be proud.