Kenyan presidential election, 2002
General elections were held in Kenya on 27 December 2002. They saw the end of the long-standing dominance of the Kenya African National Union, which had governed the country since independence in 1963, including 23 years as the only legal party. Mwai Kibaki of the National Rainbow Coalition was elected president, while the National Rainbow Coalition won a majority in the National Assembly.
They were the first truly free general elections held in Kenya since independence in 1964; a number of by-election were held in 1966 before the onset of de facto one-party rule in 1969.
|Mwai Kibaki||National Rainbow Coalition||3,646,277||61.3|
|Uhuru Kenyatta||Kenya African National Union||1,835,890||30.2|
|James Orengo||Social Democratic Party||24,524||0.4|
|David Ng'ethe||Chama Cha Uma||10,061||0.1|
|Liberal Democratic Party||2,634,173||56.1||59||New||7|
|National Party of Kenya||6||New|
|Kenya African National Union||1,361,828||29.0||64||–43||4|
|Sisi Kwa Sisi||2||New||0|
|Shirikisho Party of Kenya||1||0||0|
|Source: Psephos, African Elections Database|