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2002 Kenyan general election

General elections were held in Kenya on 27 December 2002.[1] They saw the end of the long-standing dominance of the Kenya African National Union, which had governed the country since independence in 1963, including 23 years as the only legal party. Mwai Kibaki of the National Rainbow Coalition was elected president, while the National Rainbow Coalition won a majority in the National Assembly.

2002 Kenyan presidential election

← 1997 27 December 2002 (2002-12-27) 2007 →
Turnout57.2%
  Mwai Kibaki, October 2003.jpg Uhuru Kenyatta 2015.jpg
Nominee Mwai Kibaki Uhuru Kenyatta
Party NARC KANU
Popular vote 3,647,277 1,835,890
Percentage 61.3% 30.2%

President before election

Daniel arap Moi
KANU

Elected President

Mwai Kibaki
NARC

They were the first truly free general elections held in Kenya since independence in 1964; a number of by-election were held in 1966 before the onset of de facto one-party rule in 1969.

ResultsEdit

PresidentEdit

Candidate Party Votes %
Mwai Kibaki National Rainbow Coalition 3,646,277 61.3
Uhuru Kenyatta Kenya African National Union 1,835,890 30.2
Simeon Nyachae FORD–People 345,152 5.9
James Orengo Social Democratic Party 24,524 0.4
David Ng'ethe Chama Cha Uma 10,061 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 114,006
Total 5,861,904 100
Registered voters/turnout 10,451,150 57.2
Source: IFES

National AssemblyEdit

Party Votes % Seats +/– Appointees
National
Rainbow
Coalition
Liberal Democratic Party 2,634,173 56.1 59 New 7
Democratic Party 39 0
FORD–Kenya 21 +4
National Party of Kenya 6 New
Kenya African National Union 1,361,828 29.0 64 –43 4
FORD–People 702,258 14.9 14 +11 1
FORD–Asili 2 +1 0
Safina 2 –3 0
Sisi Kwa Sisi 2 New 0
Shirikisho Party of Kenya 1 0 0
Other parties 0 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 4,698,259 100 210 0 12
Registered voters/turnout 10,498,122
Source: Psephos, African Elections Database

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