Kenyan general election, 2002

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Kenyan presidential election, 2002
Kenya
1997 ←
December 27, 2002 (2002-12-27) → 2007

Turnout 56.1%
  Mwai Kibaki.jpg Uhuru Kenyatta 10.3.2013.jpg
Nominee Mwai Kibaki Uhuru Kenyatta
Party NRC KANU
Popular vote 3,647,658 1,836,055
Percentage 61.3% 30.2%

President before election

Daniel arap Moi
Kenya African National Union

Elected President

Mwai Kibaki
National Rainbow Coalition

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General elections were held in Kenya on 27 December 2002. They were the third free and fair elections held in Kenya since independence.

The election 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. This election ended the 40 years ruled of Kenya African National Union.

Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 27 December 2002 Kenyan presidential election results
Candidates - Parties Votes %
Emilio Mwai Kibaki - National Rainbow Coalition 3,647,658 61.3
Uhuru Kenyatta - Kenya African National Union 1,836,055 30.2
Simeon Nyachae - Forum for the Restoration of Democracy-People 345,161 5.9
James Orengo - Social Democratic Party 24,568 0.4
David Ng'ethe - Chama Cha Uma 10,030 0.1
Total (turnout 56.1%)  
Source: Daily Nation


Provincial results[edit]

Province Kibaki  % Kenyatta  % Nyachae  % Orengo  % Ng'ethe  % Registered Turnout
Central 701,916 68.9% 308,012 30.2% 4,441 0.4% 1,443 0.1% 2,053 0.2% 1,563,084 66.1%
Coast 228,915 62.7% 121,645 33.4% 11,716 3.2% 1,539 0.4% 823 0.2% 879,741 42.1%
Eastern 749,654 72.5% 270,225 26.1% 7,863 0.8% 3,509 0.3% 2,216 0.2% 1,734,209 60.9%
Nairobi 279,705 76.4% 76,001 20.8% 8,775 2.4% 891 0.2% 301 0.1% 884,135 42.0%
North Eastern 34,916 28.1% 83,358 67.1% 5,660 4.6% 297 0.2% 73 0.1% 216,336 57.8%
Nyanza 521,052 61.3% 64,471 7.6% 252,448 29.7% 9,620 1.1% 1,115 0.1% 1,555,986 55.6%
Rift Valley 624,501 43.2% 769,242 53.3% 45,145 3.1% 3,826 0.3% 1,624 0.1% 2,415,555 60.8%
Western 506,999 76.3% 143,101 21.5% 9,073 1.4% 3,443 0.5% 1,825 0.3% 1,202,104 57.1%
Source: Electoral Commission of Kenya

Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 27 December 2002 National Assembly of Kenya election results
Parties Votes % Direct seats Nominated Total seats
National Rainbow Coalition Liberal Democratic Party 56.1 59 7 132
Democratic Party 39
Forum for the Restoration of Democracy-Kenya 21
National Party of Kenya 6
Kenya African National Union 29.0 64 4 68
Forum for the Restoration of Democracy-People . 14 1 15
Sisi Kwa Sisi . 2 2
Safina . 2 2
Forum for the Restoration of Democracy-Asili . 2 2
Shirikisho Party of Kenya . 1 1
Ex officio members 2 2
Total (turnout 56.1 %)   212 12 224
Source: Daily Nation and electionguide.org.

See Also[edit]

9th Kenyan Parliament