1983 Kenyan presidential election
26 September 1983
Not held
Daniel Arap Moi ran unopposed

General elections were held in Kenya on 26 September 1983. At the time, the country was a one-party state with the Kenya African National Union having been made the sole party the previous year (though the country had been a de facto one-party state since 1969). More than 750 KANU candidates stood for the 158 National Assembly seats, with around 40% of incumbents (including some ministers) defeated. Voter turnout was 45.9%.[1] Although the post of President of Kenya was due to be elected at the same time as the National Assembly, Daniel arap Moi was the sole candidate and was automatically elected without a vote being held. Following the elections, a further 12 members were appointed by President Moi.[2]


Kenya African National Union3,331,047100.001580
Appointed members120
Valid votes3,331,04798.12
Invalid/blank votes63,6761.88
Total votes3,394,723100.00
Registered voters/turnout7,035,58348.25
Source: IPU


  1. ^ Kenya: One party elections (1969-1988) EISA
  2. ^ Kenya Inter-Parliamentary Union