Republic of Kenya


Twitter Feeds

Lorum Ipsum4
Lorum Ipsum5

Distribution of the Political Parties Fund

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

The distribution criteria used in the year 2016/17 & 2017/18 followed an amendment of Sec.25 of the Act.READ MORE >
















































Facebook Feeds

Twitter Feeds

Our Stakeholders

By Nandwa Hope
Nairobi Kenya, Monday March 18, 2019

A Taskforce on Review of Political Party Primaries will hold public engagements on the 20th March 2019 with members of the public to collect views and information relevant to reform  Political Party Primaries in Kenya. The forums will take place in Mombasa, Nakuru, Isiolo, Nyeri, Kisumu and Kitui counties.

Registrar of Political Parties, Ms. Ann Nderitu confirmed the taskforce has membership from National Assembly, Senate, Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice, Kenya Law Reform Commission, Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, National Gender and Equality Commission, Political Parties Dispute Tribunal and Office of the Registrar of Political Parties.

She added that the objectives of the forum are to obtain the experiences of Kenyans at the grass root level from their involvement in Party Primaries.

“The Taskforce will identify issues for reform of the primaries process and receive input into the draft policy framework on the conduct of Party Primaries with recommendations and possible areas for legal reforms” she added.


The PPA 2011 provides for the Code of Conduct of Political parties which affirms the need for them to uphold and promote democratic practices through free, fair and credible nominations. Code of Conduct regulates the behavior of members and office holders of political parties, aspiring candidates, candidates and their supporters with a view of promoting good governance.

By Nandwa Hope

Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; March, 6, 2019.

Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) will be participating in the People’s Dialogue Festival slated from the 7th-9th March 2019 at the National Museum. The workshop dubbed PDF  is an initiative between the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) and Political Parties.The three day workshop is meant to provide opportunity for actors to broaden platforms for dialogue between voting citizens, political and opinion leaders, unpack and reflect on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and build consensus around fundamental reforms in Kenya.

In addition, focus will also be to strengthen linkages between leaders and the led to collectively foster Kenya's democratic culture as well as bring together youthful engagement in various levels. The Dialogue will comprise key actors from political and civic actors, religious leaders, trade unions, professional bodies, media, academia, students, youth organizations, women movement, CMD-Kenya partners, diplomatic community, private sector, and ordinary citizens.

At the end, the workshop is aimed at promoting public participation in national development, social cohesion, and enabling prosperity: appreciation for national dialogue processes. Increased awareness of the importance to balance the use of political competition and cooperation for sustainable democratic development and for providing meaningful choices to citizens defined roadmap among political leaders on key reforms for stabilizing Kenya's political landscape.

The workshop brings together stakeholders from: Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD),Danish Liberal Democracy Programme (DLSP),Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA) ,Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) ,Siasa Place (SP),Kenya Young Parliamentarian Association (KYPA),Youth Agenda,Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, National Youth Council, Kenya National Debate Council, Bunge La Mwananchi,Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) and National Assembly representatives.

Independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) in collaboration with Office of the Registrar of political parties (ORPP), held a post-election evaluation workshop on 17th & 18th September 2018 at Sagana gateaway resort. Post-election evaluation (PEE) is one of the last stages in the electoral cycle and it is useful in identifying strengths and weaknesses.

In attendance were Chairman IEBC, Wafula Chebukati, Ag.Registrar of Political Parties Ms Anne Nderitu (MBS), Ag.CEO IEBC Marjan H. Marjan, and Commissioner Professor Abdi Guliye.

The objectives of the workshop were to Evaluating the performance of commission, Discussions on the challenges experienced during the 2017 general elections, assess on whether the goal to conduct credible elections was achieved and how to plan for 2022 general elections from the current evaluation.

By Nandwa Hope
Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; February,14,2019.


The first ever Political Parties Liaison committee (PPLC) strategic plan is yet to be launched. This follows a series of meetings by the steering committee on the strategic plan draft in conjunction with the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) in it’s formalization.

ORPP with PPLC members of the steering committee held a consultative meeting to finalize the development of the PPLC strategic plan at the Kyaka Hotel, Machakos county to aid in this process.

‘This is a great milestone for the currently constituted leadership’, Chairperson of the PPLC, Jane Njiru echoed.

Once completed the strategic plan is meant to improve political party activities, existence and strategies for all Fully Registered Political parties in Kenya.

The committee will be taken through the two-day retreat by a consultant Robert Ng’ang’a from the Kenya School of Government. They will cover Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting Framework, Mid-Term Review, Budget Monitoring, Linkages of collaborations and partnerships and implementation of their Strategic Plan.


Advocacy of equitable and fair media coverage to all fully registered political parties in Kenya was a key highlight in the discussion this will enhance participation of all parties in the Elections.

It was noted that a majority of political parties are not able to market their strategies to the electorate due to the law regarding to funding. The committee suggested that their should be regular review of the Political Parties Fund.

''Advocacy on regular legal reforms on matters Political Parties Fund (PPF), registration of political parties and Regulations should be looked into to enhance participation of all stakeholders, '' PPLC Organizing Secretary, Julius Wambua Said.

At the end of these deliberations, the strategic plan will aid all political parties improve democratic systems in Kenya by increasing participation of voters in election, proper management of political systems in the country and increase resource mobilization. In addition, the plan will also improve political party linkages with other partners.

Kriegler report had recommended the formation of PPLC to enhance transparency and inclusivity of Political Parties in the General Elections since the disputed 2007 post-election violence and claims there was no effective communication between the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) and political parties, observers, the media or the public, particularly regarding the national tally centre, the lack of transparency resulting in misconceptions, suspicion, rumour and anger.

The Political Parties Liaison Committee was formed following discussions between Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) , Registrar of Political Parties and all the 47 registered political parties in 2009, and the adoption of Nakuru Resolutions in March 2010. Launching of the Liaison Committees was concluded on 21st October, 2010 with Nairobi Region being the last to be launched.

By Lucy Kemunto

Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; August,31,2018.



In a bid to strengthen regulation and management of political parties, The Acting Registrar of Political Parties Ms Ann Nderitu engaged youths at the Multi-Actor Youth Leaders Dialogue session on Electoral and political reforms that was held at the Sarova Panafric on 30th August 2018.

The session was organized by the Center for Multiparty Democracy (CMD). In her address, she emphasized on the need for more youth participation as politics is purely a game of numbers. “Some of the Key pointers for success in politics are having Ideology, being consistent, networking, personal profiling, and the need for self-development”- Ms Ann Nderitu .

The Registrar encouraged the youth to break from traditional roles such as party rebel rouses and embrace roles of advocacy and change drivers. She also assured the youth of support from The Office of The Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP), in terms of capacity building, networking opportunities and policy development.

The forum was also addressed by several young members of parliament, and ODM secretary general among others.


Image courtesy of CMD