ORPP convenes with PPLC to discuss nomination guidelines

The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties convened a Political Parties Liaison Committee of Kenya sitting on 2nd May, 2024, to finalize amended National Steering Nomination Guidelines to its forthcoming elections. The meeting also discussed various Senate Bills that included Political Parties (Amendment) Bill,2024; The Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2024 and a number of other Senate Bills relating to elections undergoing public participation.

“The Nomination Guidelines is essential in the planning and conducting a credible PPLC’s Steering Committee election. I call upon the Steering Committee to adhere to principles of the 2/3 gender rule and other Constitutions requirements towards inclusivity”, advised the Registrar, Ann Nderitu during the meeting.

Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu CBS, makes her remarks at the PPLC meeting held at Glee hotel, Nairobi County.

The Registrar applauded the stakeholders for their continued discussions with the Office on the NADCO report, not- ing that the insights gains had improvement to the Office and PPLC memoranda on the various Bills emanating from the report.

“A lot of improvement has been made since we started this process, I am glad to that we have made as an Office, political par- ties and partners good representations in respect to electoral reforms”, said Registrar.

“I thank the political parties that are in PPLC that form the Steering Committee appreciates ORPP, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) and our regular partners such as Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NDI) for the support in the whole process of the legal reforms. We had a collective approach in submitting our views during this stage of reforms”, said Evans Musati, Steering Committee’s Chairperson.

Other discussions during the meeting was on selecting PPLC’s representative(s) for the IEBC select Commissioners select panel and PPLC’s Steering Committee progress/ operational reports. Also present was Assistant Registrar of Political Parties; Ali Abdullahi and CPA, Florence Birya and a section of ORPP staff.

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