List of political parties in Kenya

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This article lists political parties in Kenya.

Political culture[edit]

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,[2]

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.[3][4][5] 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.[6][7]

The parties[edit]

Parties with Registration Certificates[8][edit]

Parties awaiting Certificates[edit]

  • Party of Hope
  • National Alliance of Kenya
  • Maendeleo Party[9]


See also[edit]


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

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