Kenya: 2002 National Assembly election results
Updated July 2010
The election were held on 27 December 2002 (Nunley 2006; Interparliamentary Union 2002).
|Registered voters||10 451 150|
|Total votes cast||5 976 205|
International IDEA 2009.
National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) led by the Democratic Party (DP) of Mwai Kibak included the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the Forum for the Restoration of Democracy-Kenya (FORD-K. Nunley 2006).
Of 1 033 candidates nominated to stand for election 44 (4.26%) were women and of the 210 members elected 9 (4.29%) were women (Women's Shadow Parliament-Kenya 2006, 17, 18; see also "Table 3: Parliamentary Candidates by Gender per Political Party in the 2002 Elections" on page 18).
Performance by party
34 parties fielded 1 033 candidates for the election (European Union Observation Mission 2008, 19; Commonwealth Observation Mission 2008, 16).
|Coalition||Party||% Votes||Seats||% Seats|
|National Rainbow Coalition (NARC)||Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)||61.00||59||28.10|
|Democratic Party (DP)||39||18.57|
|Forum for the Restoration of Democracy-Kenya (FORD-K)||21||10.00|
|National Party of Kenya (NPK)||6||2.86|
|Kenyan African National Union (KANU)||30.50||64||30.48|
|Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (FORD-People)||6.70||14||6.67|
|SISI KWA SISI||1.00||2||0.95|
|Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (FORD-Asili)||1.00||2||0.95|
*It is not clear why the figures supplied by the Interparliamentary Union come to this improbable sum.
Nunley 2006; Interparliamentary Union 2002.
COMMONWEALTH OBSERVATION MISSION 2008 Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the 2007 General Elections in Kenya, 17 January, [www] http://www.thecommonwealth.org/shared_asp_files/GFSR.asp?NodeID=174448 [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 14 July 2010).
EUROPEAN UNION OBSERVATION MISSION 2008 Kenya Final Report: General Elections 27 December 2007, 3 April, [www] http://www.eueomkenya.org/Main/English/PDF/Final_Report_Kenya_2007 [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 14 July 2010).
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INTERPARLIAMENTARY UNION 2002 "Parliamentary Chamber: Bunge elections held in 2002", [www] http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2167_02.htm [opens new window] (accessed 12 July 2010).
NUNLEY, AC 2006 "Elections in Kenya" IN African Elections Database, [www] http://africanelections.tripod.com/ke.html [opens new window] (accessed 12 July 2010).
WOMEN'S SHADOW PARLIAMENT-KENYA 2006 Rapid Gender Assessment and Audit of Political Parties in Kenya, [www] http://womenshadowparliament.org/downloads/Rapid_Gender_Assessment_and_Audit_of_Political_Parties_in_Kenya.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 19 Jul 2010).