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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.

Name

Abbreviation

Party Colors

Party Symbol

Movement United for Super Action

MUSA

White and Pink

Man at Work

Mkenya Daima Party

MDP

Red, Green, Brown and White

Brown Ant

Chama Ya Mapatano Kenya

CYMK

Red, Black and White

Globe on Beacon

Common People’s Party

CPP

Maroon, White, Green, Beige

White Rabbit

WakenyaSote Party

WASP

Black, Yellow, Blue, White and Red

Donkey carrying Luggage

New Dawn Party of Kenya

NDPK

Red, White and Purple

University Graduation Cap

Daraja ya Kenya Party

DAKEPA

Sunflower Yellow, Red and White

Computer Keyboard

National Economic Development Party

NEDP

Light Blue, White and Maroon

Magnifying Glass

Adopt Development Assembly Party

ADAP

Grey, White and Golden Yellow

Jembe

The People’s National Republican Party

TPNRP

Red, Green and Yellow

Pembe Mbili

Kenya Union Party

KUP

Red, Blue and White

Rope

Kenya Democracy for Change

KDC

Blue, White

Spectacles

Nationalist Patriotic Party

NP

Blue, Red

Balloon

Vitendo na Sera Party

VSP

Maroon, Black, Green and White

Wood Plane/Randa

STAKEHOLDER NOTICE  30TH MARCH, 2021

 

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.

 

Management

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.

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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.

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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).

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.

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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.

Corporate Communication Unit.

Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; February 5, 2021

The ORPP convened a plenary Political Parties Liaison Committee (PPLC) meeting on Thursday 4th and 5th February, 2021 in Maanzoni Lodge, Machakos County. The objectives of the meeting were to: review PPLC activities within the electoral cycle; examine its action plan on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI); consider the recently proposed guidelines on the political parties virtual activities; provide input over the Political Parties Registration Regulations and   deliberate on the implication of Katiba Institute ruling on parties nomination process.

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The PPLC’s Steering Committee Ag Chairperson Evans Misati, makes his remarks during the meeting at Maanzoni Lodge, Machakos County.

The Registrar, Ann Nderitu during the official opening of the forum, called on political parties to ensure they have proper institutional structures that promote democracy and ensure transparency for the good of Kenyan people. While highlighting the recent violence incident experienced at a forum where two MPs engaged in fist fight, the Registrar cautioned that is fundamental for officials in political parties to desist  from raising political intolerance especially as we gear up towards the 2022 general elections.“All parties should ensure they purpose putting the needs of Kenyans into the fore in all realms of life for a cohesive and peaceful co-existence”, she guided.

Members of PPLC were formally introduced to the Assistant Registrars of Political Parties Mr. Ali Surraw and CPA Florence T Birya. In their remarks, the two emphasized on the need for parties to embrace and integrating appropriate technology in management and conducting of party activities. “I call on the political parties to adhere with relevant laws pertinent to running of political affairs. I will work with commitment, diligence and passion for our Office as we serve you as one of our key stakeholders”, CPA Florence remarked.

On his part, Ali Surraw observed that ORPP is looked upon by many stakeholders to shape the politics of the country. “It is only prudent that we work together as stakeholders with energy and commitment to shape that view. This will also enable us guide our people that we serve in view of continually growing democracy and facilitate their active participation”, noted Ali.       

Prof. Abdi Guliye, a Commissioner with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), cautioned on the need to conduct political activities in a peaceful manner to avoid a repeat of the 2007/08 post-election aftermath. He called on parties to have decent campaigns and respect one another.

The PPLC is a tripartite dialogue platform comprising of ORPP, IEBC and political parties. It is established under section 38 of the Political Parties Act, 2011 to be operational at national and county level.