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Fully Registered Political Parties

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Conditions of Full Registration

The Political Parties Act 2011, Sect 7 provides that an application for full registration of a political party shall be in writing and shall be signed by an authorized official of the political party. A provisionally registered political party shall be qualified to be fully registered if— 

(a) it has recruited as members, not fewer than one thousand registered voters  from each of more than half of the counties;

(b) the members referred to in paragraph shall reflect regional and ethnic diversity, gender balance and representation of minorities and marginalised groups;

(c) the composition of its governing body reflects regional and ethnic diversity, gender balance and representation of minorities and marginalised groups;

(d) not more than two-thirds of the members of its governing body are of the same gender;

(e) it has demonstrated that members of its governing body meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution and the laws relating to ethics; 

(f) it has submitted to the Registrar a list of the names, addresses and identification particulars of all its members; the location of its head office, which shall be a registered office within Kenya and a postal address to which notices and other communication may be sent; and the location and addresses of the branch offices of the political party, which shall be in more than half of the counties; and 

(g) it has undertaken to be bound by this Act and the Code of Conduct set out in the First Schedule.

The Registrar shall, within thirty days of an application, issue a certificate of full registration to a provisionally registered political party which has fulfilled the conditions of full registration. A person who is not a citizen of Kenya shall not be appointed to any office or be a member of a political party in Kenya.

 

Provisionally Registered Political Parties

The Political Parties Act 2011, Sec 6 states that an application for the provisional registration of a proposed political party shall be in writing and be signed by the applicant.

An application for provisional registration shall—

    (a) include signed minutes of the first meeting of the founding members of the political party;

    (b) set out the name of the political party;

    (c) if the political party wishes to use an abbreviation of its name for the purposes of this Act, set out that abbreviation;

    (d) be accompanied by a copy of the constitution of the proposed political party which shall  comply with the law; 

    (e) include a request for the registration of the symbol of the political party.

    (f) include an undertaking to be bound by this Act and the Code of Conduct set out in the First Schedule; and

    (g) be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

 

A political party that has been provisionally registered shall, not later than one hundred and eighty days from the date of provisional registration, apply to the Registrar for full registration

Cert. No. Name of the Party                                   Date of Provisional Registration  Due Date of Full Registration
012  INDEPENDENT CENTER PARTY (ICP)    3rd March 2016   3rd Sept 2016
018  EQUITY AND EQUALITY PARTY (EEP)   18th May 2016   18th Nov 2016
026 OPPORTUNITY PARTY OF KENYA (OPK)   7th December,2016   5th May. 2017
029  Solar Motion Party Of Kenya (SMPK) 22nd February, 2017  
030 Haki Na Utaifa Party(HUT) 22nd February, 2017  

 

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