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Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; April 23, 2021

Movement United for Super Action (MUSA), a proposed political party seeking provisional registration, presented its ideology to the ORPP Name Search and Registration committee on the 21st April 2021 at the ORPP offices.

The party, whose mantra is “rasimali na kazi”, stated that it would place its foundation on the ideals of social democracy. In its brief, the party noted that it has resulted to the said ideological position after analysis of state of affairs in political and ordinary lives of the citizens in Kenya. “MUSA subscribes to; social democracy-advocating for economic and social interventions with a vision of transforming Kenya into a just, modern, prosperous nation; a country united in pursuit of equity for all Kenyans”, stated in its  ideology brief.

It further presented proposed ways in which the party will differentiate itself from the rest by developing clear and implementable programmes in all spheres of governance with emphasis on optimal resource utilization and job creation in line with its motto for true economic emancipation. “MUSA will establish, enhance and entrench sound economic institutions and fiscal policies to ensure sustainable human economic and physical development; accountable, free, fair usage of public resources and total elimination of corruption, nepotism and mediocrity”, proposed Victor Ngatia, the party’s interim Secretary General in the briefing.

The Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu noted that other than acquiring power, political party through their ideals are supposed to be the voice of the people encouraged the applicants to live up to the aspirations outlined in the ideology even as they continue the process of registering the party.


ORPP team (seated left) with interim officials of the proposed Movement United for Super Action (MUSA) party during presentation of its ideology in the ORPP boardroom

The Office guided the party accordingly on various amendments to the ideology in line with provisions of the law. “We want to see the ideological values translated and sustained within the necessary party structures”, the Assistant Registrar in charge of Registration and Field Coordination, CPA Florence Birya said as she echoed the Registrar’s sentiments.

Relevant departments and sections have been guiding the party on its strive for registration within the stipulated legal process of registration.

The presentation was part of the Office elaborate process of scrutiny of applications for party registration in a bid to ensure registration ofpolitical parties with a national character as contained in the provision ofArticle 91 of the Constitution of Kenya.

The Movement United for Super Action (MUSA) is one of the fourteen (14) proposed political parties seeking registration published in My Gov publication of the 13thApril, 2021. The notice also disseminated on ORPP website, sought objections if any, from members of public prior to their provisional registration as required by section 5(2) of the PPA.

The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) is established by the Political Parties Act, 2011 as a State Office within the meaning of Article 260 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. The mandate of the Office is to register, regulate political parties and administer the Political Parties Fund.

In line with Section 5 (2) of the Political Parties Act, 2011, the Registrar of Political Parties is in the process of provisionally registering the following proposed political parties, find below the particulars of these parties as contained in the notice published in My Gov on Standard newspaper on 13th April 2021.



Party Colors

Party Symbol

Movement United for Super Action


White and Pink

Man at Work

Mkenya Daima Party


Red, Green, Brown and White

Brown Ant

Chama Ya Mapatano Kenya


Red, Black and White

Globe on Beacon

Common People’s Party


Maroon, White, Green, Beige

White Rabbit

WakenyaSote Party


Black, Yellow, Blue, White and Red

Donkey carrying Luggage

New Dawn Party of Kenya


Red, White and Purple

University Graduation Cap

Daraja ya Kenya Party


Sunflower Yellow, Red and White

Computer Keyboard

National Economic Development Party


Light Blue, White and Maroon

Magnifying Glass

Adopt Development Assembly Party


Grey, White and Golden Yellow


The People’s National Republican Party


Red, Green and Yellow

Pembe Mbili

Kenya Union Party


Red, Blue and White


Kenya Democracy for Change


Blue, White


Nationalist Patriotic Party


Blue, Red


Vitendo na Sera Party


Maroon, Black, Green and White

Wood Plane/Randa

Corporate Communication Unit.

Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; March 15, 2021

It was glitz and glamour during an award gala dinner on which the Office of Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) was awarded for its various initiatives on gender parity.  The Office bagged an award during this year's National Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Recognition held on 12th March 2021 at Sarit Centre in Nairobi. ORPP was awarded 2nd runners up in the category of best parastatal on gender parity. The nominations and eventual awards are based on expert-panel evaluation of an entity/individual work and reports especially those filed with the Public Service Commission by public institutions.

 Some of the Office’s notable initiatives towards gender parity are capacity building for women in political parties; continual monitoring of compliance for gender parity requirements in the registration and compliance of political parties processes and strategic cooperation with actors promoting gender course.


National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) Chairperson Joyce Mutinda (left) presents the award to Assistant Registrar  of Political Parties CPA Florence Birya (2nd left) and team representing ORPP at the awards gala held in Cherengani halls, Sarit Centre Nairobi.

Various National leaders, heads of government institutions and private sectors luminaries were present at the awards ceremony. Speakers accentuated the need to break the barriers and creating opportunities for the ‘able and differently able’ for harmonious society. Sentiments that were well in tune with the event’s theme “Celebrating Everyday Inclusion in the Workplace and the Society”.

Makueni Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana called on all county governments to embrace diversity and equality. In my country we seek to celebrate exceptional initiatives such as this, noted Kisumu County Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o who was also present to show support to one of the county’s Executives being awarded.

 “To accelerate the realization of a gender-equal future and women leadership, we must ensure gender balance in leadership spaces and opportunities in both levels of government and the private sector as guaranteed in the Kenyan Constitutional reform agenda”, noted Joyce Mutinda, the Chairperson of National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC).  James Maina, the Director of Daima Trust, the awards organizers expressed gratitude for all players and individuals efforts across the country that progressively champion diversity and inclusion. “I’m diversity and we will move far if you embrace me, Maina said in a moving poem he recited to the audience.  

Being diverse is to be celebrated, hence the diversity and inclusion initiatives we are witnessing today is critical for all within a society, noted Beatrice Elachi, the Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Public Service and Gender. She represented the ministry’s Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Margaret Kobia as the Chief Guest. 

Other institutions nominated/awarded included; National Council for Persons with Disabilities, Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC), Safaricom PLC, Coca-Coca, BAT Kenya, NCBA, Kenya Re, The University of Nairobi, University of Embu, Kisumu County Government, Commission on Administrative Justice, LVCT Health, NONDO, Cheshire Disability Services among others.

The awards were meant to celebrate peace, inclusion and equality champions who have embraced diversity and inclusion as a tool for advancing their agenda. The event was mooted in 2018, as a programme for recognising individuals and organisations that showcase positive impactful measures in respective sectors.



In line with the Presidential Public Order No. 2 of 2021 of the 26th March, 2021, you are hereby notified that the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) will scale down its face to face services from 6th April, 2021 until notified otherwise. The scaling down will affect the headquarters, Lion Place , Westlands- Nairobi  and its Nakuru office, falling under the zoned area. Other offices in Mombasa, Kisumu, Isiolo, Kitui, Eldoret and Nyeri will remain open with strict adherence to the Covid-19 work spaces guidelines.

In the meantime, stakeholders/clients/public are encouraged to submit service requests on email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. General inquiries can be directed through Office social media platforms; Facebook (ORPPKenya) and Twitter (@ORPPKenya).

The Office continues to domesticate containment measures for safety and well-being of staff and stakeholders.We urge our stakeholders to obey the Covid-19 preventive measures spelt out by the relevant government authorities.



Corporate Communication Unit.

Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; March 10, 2021

The Office of Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) has concluded the monitoring exercise in seven by-elections held in different parts of the country on 4th March, 2021. This was in line with Section 34 (a) that obliges the Office to register, regulate, monitor, investigate and supervise political parties to ensure compliance with the Political Parties Ac, 2011.

Different teams were on ground to monitor the mini polls in two constituencies and 5 ward contests. The seats that fell vacant on diverse dates were for Kabuchai and Matungu Constituencies and of London (Nakuru), Hell’s Gate (Naivasha), Kiamokama (Kisii), Huruma (Uasin Gishu) and Kitise/Kithuki (Makueni) wards.

A number of political parties fielded candidates. Some of the parties were: Jubilee Party, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Amani National Congress (ANC), Ford Kenya, Wiper Democratic Movement, Party of Economic Democracy (PED), The New Democrats (TND), Muungano Party, United Democratic Party (UDP), Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG), Maendeleo Chap Chap Party,Ukweli Party, Federal Party of Kenya (FPK) Peoples Trust Party (PTP) , Party of Economic Democracy (PED), The Service Party (TSP), Restore and Build Kenya (RBK), Progressive Party of Kenya (PPOK), Democratic Party of Kenya (DP), Alliance for Real Change  (ARK), Justice and Freedom Party (JFP), Chama cha Mashinani (CCM), Republican  Liberty Party (RLP) among others.



Voters queue early morning to vote at Milimani Primary School, in Nakuru Town for the London ward by-election on 4th March, 2021

Largely, the by-elections reports, had mixed experiences with a number of violence experienced and alleged electoral malpractices reported in a few areas. Low turnout was generally recorded in most of the areas registering below 30% voter turn up.

Joint teams comprising of headquarters staff and regional offices combined effort to conduct the undertaking. “The monitoring reports to be submitted to the Registrar after the exercise, will feed into Office accurate, current and national-wide data on the engagement of political parties in electoral processes. Such is important for policy direction and appropriate regulatory interventions by ORPP”, reads a monitoring guideline issued to the team prior to commencement of the task by the Planning department.

Assistant Registrar for Registration and Field Services Coordination CPA Florence Birya noted that such an exercise is necessary to cement the Office presence in the grassroots through the regional stations and foster inter-agency collaborations with ORPP. Accountability should be apportioned to the different players including the mass media in these by-elections and that must be exercised within the precincts of the law, noted Assistant Registrar Ali Surraw. “ Responsible  reporting and the need for verification of news sources in this period is critical”, cautioned Ali in a joint media and observers  briefing with IEBC officials at Bungoma Teachers’  Training Institute  ahead of Kabuchai by-election.


Fully packed tallying centre hall of London Ward in Nakuru West Constituency at Milimani Secondary School as a section of political leaders and their supporters spent the night awaiting final declaration of the by-election

The declared winners for the by elections   Peter Nabulindo, Matungu (Amani Nationa Congress); Joseph  Kalasinga, Kabuchai (FORD-Kenya); Anthony Nzuki, London (United Democratic Alliance); Virginia  Wamaitha, Hell’s gate (Jubillee Party);Malack Matara, Kiamokama (ODM); Sabastian Muli, Kitise / Kithuki (Wiper Democratic Party); Lucy Ngendo,Huruma Ward (Jubilee).