Many people arrived at the polling stations in Nairobi West, Jan 18, before the booths opened to vote in Kenya's first primary election for reserved seats for Europeans, Asians and Arabs.
GV Voters waiting for the booth to open.
CU Coalition Party poster.
CU Poster "Vote Howard-Williams Today".
CU Poster "Hughes and Bompas".
SV Dorothy Hughes talks to Minister of Information Norman Harris.
CU Mrs Hughes.
SV Mr. Bompas of the New Kenya Party.
SV Mrs Needham-Clark talks to Coalition Party's Mr. Megson.
CU Mrs Clark.
SV Voters check papers outside booth.
CU Name "Coalition" on tent.
SV Nun being directed to polling station.
GV PAN Crowds outside tent.
LV People walk towards polling station.
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Background: Many people arrived at the polling stations in Nairobi West, Jan 18, before the booths opened to vote in Kenya's first primary election for reserved seats for Europeans, Asians and Arabs. This was the first of the twenty constituencies that will poll between Jan 18 and Jan 24. In the Nairobi West primary all five candidates were Europeans. A candidate must receive the support of a quarter of all those voting to go through to the common roll election at the end of next month.
Despite the heavy rain that fell throughout the day a steady flow of voters went through the polling booths. Former Mayor of Nairobi Mrs Needham-Clark is the Kenya Coalition Party candidate. She is a well known figure in East African political affairs. Candidate for the New Kenya Party is Mrs Dorothy Hughes. Among the other candidates is William Howard-Williams an independent.
Although the results are not yet known it is thought that about 3,423 people voted out of 4,462.