Kenyan general election, 1974

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General elections were held in Kenya on 14 October 1974. At the time, the country was a de facto one-party state with the Kenya African National Union being the sole party to participate in the election. 740 KANU candidates stood for the 158 National Assembly seats, with 88 incumbents (including four ministers) defeated. Voter turnout was 56.5%.[1][2] Following the election, a further 12 members were appointed by President Jomo Kenyatta.[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/−
Kenya African National Union 2,627,308 100 158 0
Appointed members 12
Total 2,627,308 100 170 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,654,465
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Kenya: One party elections (1969-1988) EISA
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p486 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  3. ^ Kenya Inter-Parliamentary Union