The country’s resilience and growth of democracy is demonstrable. This is reflected in Kenya’s elaborate election legal framework & processes; the establishment and strengthening of election-bearing institutions and their proper functioning and discourse by citizens. The Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu CBS, also an election and governance expert spoke about this today in an interview with National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) interview for a documentary to chronicle the democratic journey in the country.
“It is my pride and passion to see Kenyans enjoy their political rights with responsibility courtesy of the long journey of political parties regulation and their growth that many individuals and institutions have over the years contributed to”, noted Registrar. She called for civic engagement on ideologies and party policies that resonate with modern issues amongst all players including the citizens to demystify negative narratives on politics and political parties as they are pertinent to democratic governance. “My vision for the country is its attainment of strong democracy based on a vibrant multi-party system and a robust civil service committed to serving the country”.
Registrar during an interview with European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) crew at the headquarters on 7th November
The Registrar spoke on a raft of issues on the milestones of ORPP, especially in the previous election cycle, lessons learned in the 2022 general election, democratic-bound reforms, stakeholder collaborations and the impact of the Political Parties Fund among others.
The documentary to be released in due course is part of ongoing Pro-Peace Kenya Project for Promoting Peace and Cohesion by Preventing and Mitigating Electoral Conflict in the post-election period.