Kenya: 1963 Senate results

Updated July 2010

The election was held between 18-26 May 1963 (Nunley 2006).

The Senate was comprised of 41 members, one from each district and one from Nairobi, which was elected for a six year tern, with one third of the members retiring evry two years (Hartmann 1999, 478). In 1968 the House of Representatives and the Senate were merged to form the National Assembly (Hartmann 1999, 476).

Voting statistics

Registered voters 2 583 000
Total votes cast 1 746 388
% Turnout 67.6
Valid votes 1 738 726
Invalid votes 7 662
% invalid 0.3

Table source

Hartmann 1999, 485.

1963 results

Note: Three seats remained vacant because of a Somali secessionist conflict on the border with Somalia (Hartmann 1999, 487).

Party Votes % Votes Seats % Seats
Kenya African National Union (KANU) 1 028 906 59.18 18 47.37
Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU) 474 933 27.32 16 42.11
African People's Party (APP) 147 039 8.46 2 5.26
Independent 82 328 4.73 1 2.63
Nyanza Province African Union (NPUA) 1 2.63
Baluhya Political Union(BPU) 5 520 0.32 0 0.00
Total 1 738 726 100.01 38 100.00

Table sources

Hartmann 1999, 485, 487.

References

NUNLEY, AC 2006 "Elections in Kenya" IN African Elections Database, [www] http://africanelections.tripod.com/ke.html [opens new window] (accessed 14 July 2010).

HARTMANN, D 1999 "Kenya" IN Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (eds) Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook, Oxford Publishers.