Kenyan legislative election, 1961

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General elections were held in Kenya in February 1961. The result was a victory for the Kenya African National Union, which won 19 of the 33 elected seats. In addition, a further 20 seats were reserved for minority communities (ten for whites, eight for Indians and two for Arabs) and 10 for appointees.[1]


Party Votes % Seats
Kenya African National Union 19
Kenya African Democratic Union 11
Others 3
Reserved seats - - 20
Appointed members - - 12
Total 65
Source: African Election Database


  1. ^ Elections in Kenya African Election Database