Kenyan general election, 1983

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General elections were held in Kenya on 26 September 1983. At the time, the country was a one-party state with the Kenya African National Union having been made the sole party the previous year (though the country had been a de facto one-party state since 1969). More than 750 KANU candidates stood for the 158 National Assembly seats, with around 40% of incumbents (including some ministers) defeated. Voter turnout was 45.9%.[1] Following the election, a further 12 members were appointed by President Daniel arap Moi.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Kenya African National Union 3,331,047 100 158 0
Invalid/blank votes 63,676
Total 3,394,723 100 158 0
Registered voters/turnout 7,035,583 48.25
Source: IPU


  1. ^ Kenya: One party elections (1969-1988) EISA
  2. ^ Kenya Inter-Parliamentary Union