Kenya is still awaiting the results of Monday's presidential election after electronic vote-counting machines malfunctioned, but a repeat of the 2007-08 post-election violence seems unlikely.
Kenya prized its strategic and symbolic importance as one of Africa's leading democracies. But bloody post-election riots in 2007 has the world now watching.
Smart phones now affordable for the first time and can carry messages of reconciliation as well as hate.
Last week, when the West and UN were intervening in a host of problems in Africa, much of the world focused on Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic hero charged with murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. Africa needs a better media spotlight.