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List of political parties in Kenya


List of political parties in Kenya

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This article lists political parties in Kenya.


  • Political culture 1
  • The parties 2
    • Parties with Registration Certificates 2.1
    • Parties awaiting Certificates 2.2
  • Historic 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Political culture

Kenya's system is one with characteristics comparable with a two-party system, since two dominant political parties c.q. coalitions have dominated since the last general elections in 2007. However, it has been a multi-party system since 1992 and one of the ruling coalitions consists of several parties. Kenya had over 160 registered political parties as of November 2007,[1]

Following the implementation of several Political Parties Acts starting with the 31 December 2008 act, the number of political parties has been coming down considerably since.[2][3][4] With the lapseing of the registration period set out in the most recent political parties act on 30 April 2012, twenty-four political parties had gained registration certificates while 22 others had applied for registration.[5][6]

The parties

Parties with Registration Certificates[7]

Parties awaiting Certificates


See also


  1. ^ Electoral Commission of Kenya, 17 November 2007: List of registered political parties
  2. ^ "30 Parties Meet Deadline for New Law"
  3. ^ "Unregistered Political Parties Handed A Lifeline"
  4. ^ Registered Political Parties According To The IEBC Website
  6. ^ Eight political parties fail to beat registration deadline
  7. ^ Registered Political Parties
  8. ^ Leaders keep supporters guessing on parties as registration deadline passes ,Daily Nation 30 April 2012 (Print Edition)

External links

  • Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission
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