Kenyan general election, 1997

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Kenyan presidential election, 1997
Kenya
1992 ←
29 December 1997 (1997-12-29) → 2002

  Daniel arap Moi.jpg Mwai Kibaki.jpg
Nominee Daniel arap Moi Mwai Kibaki
Party KANU Democratic
Popular vote 2,500,856 1,911,742
Percentage 40.60 31.00

President before election

Daniel arap Moi

Elected President

Daniel arap Moi

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General elections were held in Kenya on 29 December 1997. The result was a victory for the ruling Kenya African National Union, which won 107 of the 210 seats in the National Assembly, and whose candidate Daniel arap Moi won the presidential election. Following the election, Moi appointed a further 12 members to the Assembly.[1]

Results[edit]

Presidential election[edit]

National results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Daniel arap Moi Kenya African National Union 2,500,856 40.60
Mwai Kibaki Democratic Party 1,911,742 31.00
Raila Odinga National Development Party 667,886 10.80
Kijana Wamalwa Ford-Kenya 505,704 8.20
Charity Ngilu Social Democratic Party 488,600 7.90
Martin Shikuku Ford-Asili 36,302 0.60
Katama Mkangi Kenya National Congress 23,484 0.39
George Anyona Kenya Social Congress 16,294 0.27
Kimani wa Nyoike Ford-People 8,564 0.14
Koigi wa Wamwere Kenya National Democratic Alliance 7,463 0.12
Munyua Waiyaki United Patriotic Party of Kenya 6,103 0.10
Godfrey M' Mwereria Green African Party 4,555 0.07
Wangari Maathai Labour Party of Kenya 4,133 0.07
Stephen Oludhe Independent Economic Party 3,653 0.06
David Waweru Ng'ethe Umma Patriotic Party of Kenya 3,526 0.06
Total 6,096,479 100

By province[edit]

Province Moi % Kibaki % Raila % Wamalwa % Ngilu % Others % Registered
Voters
Turnout
%
Central 56,367 5.6% 891,484 89.4% 6,869 0.7% 3,058 0.3% 30,535 3.1% 9,347 0.9% 1,346,189 74.1%
Rift
Valley
1,140,109 69.5% 343,529 21.0% 36,022 2.2% 102,178 6.2% 11,345 0.7% 6,232 0.4% 2,160,453 75.9%
Western 314,669 44.9% 9,755 1.4% 13,458 1.9% 338,120 48.2% 3,429 0.5% 21,496 3.1% 1,028,732 68.1%
Nyanza 215,923 23.6% 138,202 15.1% 519,180 56.8% 14,623 1.6% 15,301 1.7% 11,245 1.2% 1,361,251 67.2%
Eastern 370,954 35.6% 296,335 28.5% 7,787 0.7% 7,017 0.7% 349,754 33.6% 8,916 0.9% 1,433,737 72.6%
Nairobi 75,272 20.6% 160,124 43.9% 59,415 16.3% 24,971 6.8% 39,707 10.9% 5,066 1.4% 726,779 50.2%
Coast 257,056 63.4% 51,909 12.8% 24,844 6.1% 11,306 2.8% 38,089 9.4% 22,180 5.5% 800,689 50.6%
North
Eastern
70,506 73.2% 20,404 21.2% 311 0.3% 4,431 4.6% 440 0.5% 162 0.2% 172,337 55.9%
Total 2,500,856 40.6% 1,911,742 31.0% 667,886 10.8% 505,704 8.2% 488,600 7.9% 84,644 1.4% 9,030,167 68.2%
Source: Electoral Commission of Kenya

Election Petition[edit]

In 1998, Mwai Kibaki took a petition against Moi to court. Kibaki had served Moi by publishing the notice of the petition in the Kenya Gazette. Judges Emmanuel O'Kubasu, Mbogholi Msagha and Moijo ole Keiwua ruled that Kibaki should have served Moi with the petition personally. Their position was even upheld at the then highest Court of Appeal by judges Omolo, Bernard Chunga (Chief Justice), AB Shah, AA Lakha and Owuor JJ.[2]

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats Appointees
Kenya African National Union 107 4
Democratic Party 39 2
National Development Party 21 1
Ford-Kenya 17 1
Social Democratic Party 15 1
Safina 5 1
Ford–People 3 0
Ford–Asili 1 0
Kenya Social Congress 1 0
Shirikisho Party of Kenya 1 0
Blank/invalid votes 95,349 - - -
Total 5,908,948 100 210 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Kenya African Elections Database
  2. ^ "WHY THIS ELETION MAY BE WON IN COURTS". The Star. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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