Press cuttings and lists of candidates and parties for Kenya Legislative Council Election 1957; comprising general cuttings, cuttings on individual candidates W B Akatsa (Nyanza North), C M G Argwings-Kodhek (Nairobi), Tom Mboya (Nairobi), C T Munei (Rift Valley), O Odinga (Nyanza Central), B A Ohanga (Nyanza Central), G Orinda (Nyanza South), J K Tipis (Rift Valley); cuttings on constituencies; and cuttings on political parties and groups the Capricorn Africa Society, the Nairobi District African Congress, the Reform Party and the United Front.
Kenya: Legislative Council Election 1957
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- ReferenceGB 101 ICS 43
- Dates of Creation1956-1957
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Administrative / Biographical History
In 1957 Kenya was a British Crown Colony, governed by a Legislative Council with 54 Members. The 1957 election was the first in which African members were elected to the Legislative Council through a restricted franchise. A Luo trade unionist, Tom M'boya, together with other Africans promoted to ministerial posts, refused to assume official responsibilities. A constitutional conference was held in London in January and February, 1960, that led to a transitional constitution legalizing political parties and giving Africans a comfortable majority on the Legislative Council.
Four bundles: General cuttings sorted by date; individual candidates; constituencies and political organizations and groups.
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Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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