Baluhya Political Union

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The Baluhya Political Union was a political party in Kenya.


The party was established in July 1960.[1] It nominated a single candidate, in , for the 1961 general elections.[2] The party received 3.3% of the national vote and Amalemba was elected. In the 1963 elections its vote share was reduced to 0.8%, resulting in it losing its seat.[3]

As the process of Kenya becoming a one-party state began, the party was deregistered in March 1965.[4]


  1. ^ Political Change and Tribalism in Kenya American Negro Leadership Conference
  2. ^ David Goldsworthy (1982) Tom Mboya: The Man Kenya Wanted to Forget, East African Publishers, p181
  3. ^ Kenya: 1963 House of Representatives election results EISA
  4. ^ Charles Hornsby (2013) Kenya: A History Since Independence, I.B.Tauris, p154

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