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Distribution of the Political Parties Fund

The Registrar of Political Parties disbursed the Political Parties Fund for the Financial Years stated below:  

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PARTY NAME

FY 20132014

FY 2014/2015

FY 2015/2016

FY 2016/2017

1.

JUBILEE PARTY  (JP)  

-

-

-

 145,911,499

2.

THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE(TNA)

89,800,598

155,849,815

158,979,845

37,349,196

3.

ORANGE DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT PARTY(ODM)

78,080,095

136,982,623

139,647,018

  131,233,622

4.

UNITED REPUBLICAN PARTY(URP)

28,025,511

49,167,562

50,892,382

11,782,939

5.

WIPER DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT -KENYA                                                                   

-

-

-

25,702,301

 The distribution criteria used in the year 2016/17 followed an amendment of Sec. 25 of the Act. READ MORE >>

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The Political Parties (Amendment) Bill that President Uhuru Kenyatta recently signed into law provides a roadmap for effective formation and management of political parties. The amended act, popularly known as “The Political Parties (Amendment) Act, 2016” is an improvement of the Political Parties Act, 2011.

The Act envisages realization of gender equality in the formation, participation and management of political parties.

“The constitution or rules of every political party shall ensure that not more than two-thirds of the membership of all party organs, bodies and committees, in aggregate, are of the same gender," It states.

The new law further promotes inclusiveness, democracy and participation of the people in the formation and management of the party. The act also requires that a party membership must include people with special groups. It further gives the Registrar powers to de-register a party if it contravenes the two-third gender requirement. A party shall also be de-registered if it fails to field candidates in two consecutive general elections.

A political party is at free will to merge with another by either forming a new outfit or merging into an already registered party. The law further cushions members of the merged parties to continue to serve in such elected office for the remainder of the term.

“Despite subsection (7), a member who is a President, Deputy President, Governor or Deputy Governor, a member of Parliament or member of a County Assembly and who does not desire to be a member of the new political party registered after the merger shall continue to serve in such elected office for the remainder of the term and may join another political party or choose to be an independent member within thirty days of the registration of the new party,” it further reads.

The law also gives the president powers to appoint the Registrar of Political Parties or the Deputy Registrar of Political Parties from the names submitted to him by the Public Service Commission.The new law recognizes the importance of the office as the country approaches the August 2017 General Election. Should a vacancy arise in the office of the Registrar of Political Parties, the position will be filled in accordance with the law.

Download  The Political Parties (Amendment) Act, 2016