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March 30:    Press Statement on political intolerance during ongoing demonstrations




March 29:    Update on political parties membership upon 26th March, 2022 deadline, subsequent certification procedures and other developments in the ORPP 2022 general election action plan

March 26:    Press Statement on political Parties' membership


ORPP signed a pact with Kenya Editors Guild and Kenya Union of Journalist on 12th May, 2022 to structure collaboration on mutual areas. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will encompass joint capacity building initiatives, dissemination of information between ORPP and involved associations of media.  "This MoU will act as a common working arrangement among partners in demystifying information on various electoral processes while providing timely clarity on topical issues, noted the Registrar of Parties, Ann Nderitu in her address." ORPP appreciates the support accorded to its undertaking by media and good work done. Notably, we celebrate the media for highlighting the issues of Special Interest Groups involved in political arena", noted the Registrar.

She further acknowledged political parties especially in conduct of credible party nominations recently concluded. "There has been much reduced chaos demonstrated by reduced appeal cases filed at PPDT, which have reduced from 306 in last general election to about 115 cases in this year's", appreciated Ann Nderitu while calling media to equitably profile all political parties. In his remarks, Assistant Registrar of Political Parties, Ali A. Surraw, assured ORPP's media support and called observance of applicable Code of Practices. "Senior and experienced media practitioners like you should nurture the budding colleagues to have full grasp of issues especially during election period", added Assistant Registrar CPA Florence Birya.

Strategic ORPP-media engagement was appreciated. "We had a long standing engagement and support from ORPP from inception. This agreement only strengthens this", noted Erick Oduor, the Kenya Union of Journalist Secretary General. Kenya Editors Guild President, Churchill Otieno noting the signing will raise the quality of media reporting and thus up-scaling dissemination of verifiable election-bound information to Kenyans while preserving the independence of ORPP and that of media.

Present in the forum were ORPP senior staff, Political Reporters Association of Kenya, Association of Media Broadcasters and Kenya Correspondents Association.


Registrar of Political Parties (middle) and a section of Kenya Editors Guild members  pose for a photo after the signing of  MoU on 12th May 2022.

Comrades critical in promoting peace in polls; Registrar to students outfit

The Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu, urged this on 9th May, 2022 during Universities and Colleges Students' Peace Association of Kenya - UCSPAK capacity building workshop for Voter Education Trainers at the Kenya School of Government. She advised present student leaders drawn from different Universities, Colleges and TVETS to be members of political parties so as to prime themselves in opportunities of influence to shape good governance “Student leaders have the responsibility to nurture others for sustainable leadership", Registrar informed.

The aim of the forum was to enhance student’s electoral knowledge and equip them with capabilities to actively participate at varied electoral activities. The two-day training forum being conducted by Independent Electoral and Boundaries was officially opened by Amb. Simon Nakubukwesi P.S State Department for University Education and Research, Ministry of Education.


Participants during the forum at KeSOG, Kabete on 9th May 2022.


Dialogue Committee convenes to appraise electoral preparedness

Deliberations during 2022 general election preparedness workshop held on 13th May, pitting ORPP Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Political Parties Liaison Committee of Kenya to discuss affray of electoral processes. The Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu speaking during the meeting, appreciated the regular consultations that have been amongst the triplite parties resulting to synergy in execution of respective mandate of the three in electoral process. “The principal function of the Political Parties Liaison Committee is to provide a platform for  dialogue between the Registrar, Commission and political parties” reads Section 38 (3) of the Political Parties Act.

The CEO of IEBC, Marjan Hussein outlined the Commission's commitment in delivering transparent and credible general election. Verification of voter register and management of candidates registration system were featured as the main issues in the discussions.


 Left; Assistant Registrar, Mr Ali A. Surraw  and  (Right) ; Registrar, Ann Nderitu speaking during the convened  IEBC election preparedness workshop on 13th May, 2022.


Sensitization of Political Parties Communication Officers

ORPP held a sensitization forum of communication officers drawn from registered political parties on May 16th. The focus was on strategic communication role for sustainable and impactful party institutions. Facilitators included; Media Council of Kenya, Meta and Chairperson, Association of Professional Broadcasters. Over 70 communication practitioners participated.



Global Election Observers study visit to ORPP

The ORPP hosted global election observers’ mission on 17th May. The host, Registrar, Ann Nderitu lead discussions with International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI), spearheading the study visit. The meeting was part of Pre- Election Assessment Mission (PEAM), a joint assessment initiative towards the 9th Au- gust 2022 general election.

The guests were led by Ms Jean Mensa, Chairperson Electoral Commission Of Ghana, Lahai James from National Elections watch Sierra Leone, Ms Nicole Rowsell, Acting Vice-President National Democratic Institute, Ms Jenai Cox, Africa Regional Deputy Director International Republican Institute.

Also guiding the deliberations on ORPP’s preparedness on its role to the general election were Assistant Registrars-Ali A.Surraw, CPA Florence Birya and a section of ORPP senior officers.



A section of IRI and NDI officials pose for a photo at ORPP headquarters on 17th May 2022.


Audit Committee forum

The ORPP with support of ELGIA convened an Audit Committee discussion from 16th to 20th May, 2022 to develop its Strategic Plan, operational Charter, key documents in enhancing good governance, risk management and appropriate controls. In the forum, the Office also formulated Internal Audit Unit's strategic plan and charter to enhance its internal audit function.


Assistant Registrar, Ali A. Surraw speaking at the Audit Committee forum





David Mwaura Waihiga of Agano party gets cleared by IEBC to run as president




ORPP team engage participants at Meru ASK national show that happened 1st—4th June, 2022 at Meru showgrounds. The Office scooped various awards




Raila Odinga of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition gets cleared by IEBC to run as president




Participants at the 9th edition of Africities held at Mamboleo show ground, Kisumu on 17th -21st May 2022




Loseria Tukei (left), Joy Onyango (middle) and Beatrice Nderi (right) represent ORPP after a requiem mass in honor of the late Ms Alice Gathoni Ndirangu who was at the time of her demise the Secretary General at Agano Party.


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