Kenyan general election, 1997

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

  Kenya-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
Kenya African National Union

Elected President

Daniel arap Moi
KANU

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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]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Daniel arap Moi Kenya African National Union 2,500,865 40.40
Mwai Kibaki Democratic Party 1,911,742 30.89
Raila Odinga National Development Party 667,886 10.79
Michael Kijana Wamalwa Ford–Kenya 505,704 8.17
Charity Ngilu Social Democratic Party 488,600 7.89
Martin Shikuku Ford–Asili 36,512 0.59
Katama Mkangi Kenya National Congress 23,554 0.38
George Anyona Kenya Social Congress 16,428 0.27
Kimani wa Nyoike Ford–People 8,306 0.13
Koigi wa Wamwere Kenya National Democratic Alliance 7,745 0.13
Munyua Waiyaki United Patriotic Party 6,194 0.10
Godfrey M' Mwereria Green African Party 4,627 0.07
Wangari Maathai Labour Party 4,246 0.07
Stephen Oludhe Independent Economic Party 3,691 0.06
David Waweru Ng'ethe Umma Patriotic Party 3,584 0.06
Invalid/blank votes
Total 6,189,684 100
Registered voters/turnout 9,063,390
Source: Nohlen et al.[2]

By province[edit]

Province Moi Kibaki Odinga Wamalwa Ngilu
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
Central 56,367 5.6 891,484 89.4 6,869 0.7 3,058 0.3 30,535 3.1
Eastern 370,954 35.6 296,335 28.5 7,787 0.7 7,017 0.7 349,754 33.6
Coast 257,065 63.4 51,909 12.8 24,844 6.1 11,306 2.8 38,089 9.4
Nairobi 75,272 20.6 160,124 43.9 59,415 16.3 24,971 6.8 39,707 10.9
North Eastern 70,506 73.2 20,404 21.2 311 0.3 4,431 4.6 440 0.5
Nyanza 215,923 23.6 138,202 15.1 519,180 56.8 14,623 1.6 15,301 1.7
Rift Valley 1,140,109 69.5 343,529 21.0 36,022 2.2 102,178 6.2 11,345 0.7
Western 314,669 44.9 9,755 1.4 13,458 1.9 338,120 48.2 3,429 0.5
Total 2,500,865 40.4 1,911,742 30.9 667,886 10.8 505,704 8.2 488,600 7.9
Source: Nohlen et al.

National Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/– Appointees
Kenya African National Union 107 +7 6
Democratic Party 39 +16 2
National Development Party 21 New 1
Ford–Kenya 17 –14 1
Social Democratic Party 15 +15 1
Safina 5 New 1
Ford–People 3 New 0
Ford–Asili 1 –30 0
Kenya Social Congress 1 0 0
Shirikisho Party of Kenya 1 New 0
Invalid/blank votes 95,349
Total 5,908,948 100 210 +22 12
Registered voters/turnout 9,063,390 65.43
Source: IPU

Aftermath[edit]

In 1998 Mwai Kibaki took a petition against Moi to court, having served Moi by publishing the notice of the petition in the Kenya Gazette. However, judges Emmanuel O'Kubasu, Mbogholi Msagha and Moijo ole Keiwua ruled that Kibaki should have served Moi with the petition personally. Their position was upheld at the then-highest Court of Appeal by judges Omolo, Bernard Chunga (Chief Justice), AB Shah, AA Lakha and Owuor JJ.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Kenya African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p488 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  3. ^ "Why this election may be won in courts". The Star. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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