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Three interim parties to undergo physical scrutiny for full registration

Corporate Communication Unit. Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; January 26, 2021   Three provisionally registered political parties will be inspected to ascertain their readiness for full registration. The parties are Party for Peace and Democracy (PPD), Unified Change Party (UCP) and Democratic Action Party-Kenya (DAP-K). The exercise to be conducted by Office of Registrar of Political …

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Newly registered parties make a mark in December by-elections

Corporate Communication Unit. Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; December 18, 2020. A number of newly registered political parties have fielded candidates for by-elections declared in 6 wards and one constituency across the country conducted on 15th December, 2020. Three parties registered from 2017 presented their candidates for the contest. United Green Movement party fielded its candidate …

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Parties called to leverage on technology, amid Covid 19 outbreak

Corporate Communication Unit. Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; December 21, 2020. Today, in Nairobi, Registrar Ann Nderitu witnessed the launch of the draft “Protocols for Conducting Political Activities in the Covid-19 Context” developed by Centre for Multi-Party Democracy (CMD)- Kenya. The Registrar underscored the political parties’ responsibility in upholding the Political Parties’ Code of Conduct in all their …

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Three parties given interim nod, urged to uphold founding philosophy

Corporate AffairsLion Place Nairobi, Kenya; August,20,2019. The tally for provisional registered political parties now stands at eleven (9) after three political parties on varied dates in August, 2019 were issued with certificates of provisional registration while one ready and on card to receive one. The three political parties that receipted their certificates at the ORPP Office in …

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Office tables proposal to political parties’ law

Corporate AffairsLion Place Nairobi, Kenya; July,31,2019. The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) appeared before the National Assembly’s select Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee on 23 rd July 2019 to present its position on the proposed amendments to the Political Parties Act (PPA), 2011. A section on during the presentation by the ORPP to National Assembly …

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ORPP commits to lead the way towards inclusive and just political system

By Mutethia MberiaLion Place Nairobi, Kenya; July,16,2019.   The Office of Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) has presented a raft of legal and policy recommendations to enhance an inclusive Kenyan political system for all citizens. Such a system resonates with the Constitutional requirement to accord Kenyans an avenue to exercise their sovereignty through democratically elected representatives.  In a …

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Political parties propose further legal interpretation to crack court verdict impasse

By Mutethia MberiaLion Place Nairobi, Kenya; July,16,2019. A high court ruling over the two-third gender principle, over two years on, continues to draw opposing positions from players across in the political space in the country. The ruling stems from a suit by the Katiba Institute against Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) seeking implementation of the Constitutional provision …

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ORPP mediation ends protracted party row

By Mutethia MberiaLion Place Nairobi, Kenya; May,27,2019.   The Party of National Unity (PNU) long-standing governance squabbles pitying two factions claiming leadership had the ORPP to thank following the party’s mediated election that was successfully concluded on Friday 24th May 2019 at the Karasani, gymnasium Nairobi. The party was split into two factions who had …

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