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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 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.

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 Lucy Kemunto

Lions Place Nairobi, Kenya; August,27,2018.

The Out-going Registrar of Political Parties Ms Lucy Ndungu, now member of the Commission of Administrative Justice, called for a meeting with all the Secretary Generals of Political Parties and the Political Parties Liaison Committee in order to introduce the newly appointed Registrar of Political Parties, Ms Ann Njeri Nderitu.

The meeting was held at Silver Springs Hotel on 27th August 2018. Ms Lucy Ndungu gave a brief history of The Office of The Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) and how the office came to be independent.

Click link to read more on the history of ORPP

“ORPPs history cannot be overlooked, let’s keep the history and value the fact that Kenyans are resilient, and we can make it, no matter how difficult the situation is.” – Ms Lucy Ndungu

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Thereafter, Ms Ann Nderitu gave a brief history of her professional experience and her agenda which is to strengthen political parties and promote an inclusive and viable democratic multi-party system in Kenya.

“Regardless of the situation, I will work with commitment, diligence, and passion. The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties is looked unto by many stakeholders to shape the politics of the country. It is only prudent that we work with energy and passion to shape that view so that people can look unto us and and what we are doing to come up with a situation where democracy continually grows and facilitate the process of democracy” – Ms Ann Nderitu


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.


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By Lucy Kemunto

Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; August,15,2018.

Ms Ann Njeri Nderitu was officially appointed as the Acting Registrar of Political Parties on 10th Agust 2018.  Prior to her secondment to head ORPP in acting capacity, Ms Ann Nderitu was working with The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as manager in charge of electoral training.

The newly appointed Registrar of Political Parties takes over from the long-serving head Ms Lucy Ndungu who has now moved to the Commission on Administrative Justice as a commissioner.

Former Registrar of Political Parties, Ms Lucy Ndungu, officially handed over to the newly appointed Registrar on 15th August 2018, at the ORPP board room where she was also officially introduced to the senior management staff.