Assessment of electoral state of preparedness remain focal to varied actors days to the 9th August,2022. In this front, ORPP joined in panel discussion at a National Council of Churches of Kenya – (NCCK) convened forum dubbed, Religious Leaders’ National Elections Conference. Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu as a discussant in the forum, urged for strict observance of the Political Parties Code of Conduct that prohibits among other, electoral violence, intimidation of opponents, bribery, ethnic incitement and illicit money in campaigns that ORPP monitors through monitors already present across counties and constituencies in the country.
“We have made headway in educating parties and citizenry; for instance, recently publishing and unveiling the first ever Political Education Source Book. The Source Book is a useful informational reference to be used beyond the General Election for political parties officials, members, election aspirants and candidates, political leaders as well as public,” the Registrar informed.
The forum was also attended by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Election Observation Group (KENYA), USAID Kenya, Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops(KCCB), Independent Medico Legal Unit IMLU, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) and Electoral Law and Governance Institute for Africa (ELGIA) among others.
Registrar of Political Parties (third from left) speaking in a team discussion of Religious Leaders’ National Election Conference on 28th July, 2022 at Ufangano house, Nairobi