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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:  

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
















































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By Lucy Kemunto

Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; March,16,2018.


The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties participated at the 2018 ASK Eldoret show for the first time. The show  took place on 7th - 10th March 2018 at The Eldoret Show Ground. 

Running under the theme "Promoting innovation and technology in Agriculture and trade”, The Eldoret show mainly focused on showcasing significant inventions, developments and unveil new technologies.

Nairobi Kenya, Monday February 20, 2017

Office of the Registrar of Political Parties will hold its fourth edition of the political parties women leadership training. The training scheduled for 22nd February to 3rd March, 2017 will take place in all the 47 counties.

“the training aims at strengthening Kenya’s political leadership that will see over 400 women leaders from political parties getting engaged on issues of  leadership, integrity and legislation, and human resource matters”, The Registrar of Political Parties, Lucy Ndung’u.  

She added that the training is one of a kind as it will equip the women leaders comply with the law in preparation for the 2017 General Election. 

Other groups that already trained in 2016 includes: Secretary Generals, Chair persons, youths, and people with disabilities. 

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The Election Law requires that only party members would be allowed to participate in the party primaries.  We have received numerous complaints from citizens to have been enlisted by political parties that they never subscribed to.  

Should you find yourself registered as a Member of a Political Party that you didn’t apply for, follow the procedure below and we will remove your details:  

1) Write a letter of resignation, with your details to the party.

2) Attach a copy of ID to the letter.

3) Send a copy of your letter and ID to our office, or scan and forward to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please note that all resignation letters MUST be sent to a political party that recruited you. ORPP only receives copies of the same through hand deliver, or scanned documents to the e-mail above. Joining another party is an individual choice. Simply contact the party you would like to join. 

We do not register members on behalf of parties. If you would like to contact a party, we have made a list of contacts for you.

by Nandwa Hope

Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; Feb. 13, 2017

Aspirants willing to vie as Independent Candidates have until May 7, 2017 to be cleared by the Registrar of Political Parties. The process which began today will end on the last day that independent candidates are required to submit their application to IEBC.  

To be cleared by the Registrar, an aspirant is required to submit two copies of:

  1. application letter of request for clearance.
  2. copy of National ID/ passport, and
  3. Colored Symbol (printed in A4 paper) and 
  4. a fee of Kshs500 (five hundred shillings).

Upon submission the candidate will receive a clearance certificate certifying that one has not been a member of a political party in the last 90 days to election day.

“Clearance is a requirement by law and that has to be done within a specific timeline. An applicant can also send someone but that must be indicated in the application letter’, said the Registrar, Lucy Ndungu. The Registrar further reiterated that her office is working on an online application portal for clearance which will come out soon. 

For efficiency, candidates are also encouraged to submit colored symbols printed in an A4 paper and in a CD - softcopy they intend to use for verification purpose before submission to IEBC. Upon clearance, a candidate will be issued with:

  1. Letter of clearance certifying that one has not been a member of any political party in the last 90 days to Election Day;
  2. Letter of verification of symbol. 

The candidate will also be required to submit a symbol to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission for approval. The requirement is in line with Section 32 of the Elections Act, 2011. The Commission must also approve the symbol that a candidate intends to use during the election. 

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By Nandwa Hope 

Nairobi Kenya, Thursday January 12, 2017

Political Parties Liaison Committee (PPLC) is today meeting at the Kenya School of Government to review the implementation of its strategic plan. The group comprises of the steering committee, and chairs and secretaries of various sub committees. 

The two day workshop will see the group re-examine its role in mitigating polarized electoral environment. This follows the November 2016 consultative meeting between Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP), Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), and Political Parties.  The role of political parties in election cannot be ignored as Kenya prepares for the upcoming General Elections.

The Political Parties Act, 2011 Sec (38) establishes Political Parties Liaison Committee at the National and County Level. The principal function of the Political Parties Liaison Committee is to provide a platform for dialogue between the Registrar, Electoral Commission and political parties. 

The PPLC has various sub committees formed under the National Political Parties Liaison Committees. They include:  Finance Committee, Legal and Dispute Resolution Committee Internal & External affairs committee, Civic, Political Education, & Publicity committee, Electoral Process Committee and the Audit& Compliance Committee.

Office of the Registrar has sustained the structured-dialogue between political parties and Electoral Commission on issues relating to the electoral process in Kenya through various workshops. The formation of PPLC is one of the recommendations made by the Report of the Independent Review Commission (Kriegler Commission) on the General Elections held in Kenya on 27 December 2007.