New Forum for the Restoration of Democracy–Kenya

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New Ford Kenya
Leader Eugene Wamalwa
President Eugene Wamalwa
Founder Soita Shitanda
Boni Khalwale
Fwamba NC Fwamba
Captain Charles Wanjala Masinde
Founded 2006
Dissolved 2016
Split from FORD-Kenya
Merged into Jubilee Party
Headquarters Ingwee House, Lavington Shopping Centre Nairobi
Ideology Centrism
Social democracy
Political position Centre
National affiliation Amani Coalition (2013)
Slogan NFK.....Ingweeeeee
Website
http://www.newfordkenya.org

The New Forum for the Restoration of Democracy–Kenya, commonly known as New Ford Kenya was a political party in Kenya.

History[edit]

The party was established in December 2006 by 12 MPs from FORD-Kenya.[1] The new party did not put forward a presidential candidate in the 2007 general elections, but won two seats in the National Assembly.[2] In 2011 Eugene Wamalwa joined the party and announced plans to be the party's presidential candidate in the 2013 general elections. This created an interest in the party in his native Bungoma and Trans Nzoia counties, and by October 2012, the party had registered 67,345 members and won three civic seats in Bungoma and Trans Nzoia.

In the run-up to the March 2013 elections, the party was working with other 'like minded parties' such as the National Alliance, United Republican Party and Wiper Democratic Movement.[3][4][5] but was left out of the Jubilee Alliance. In December 2012, the party joined the Amani Coalition alongside the National Vision Party, United Democratic Movement and Kenya African National Union to field a single presidential candidate in the 2013 elections.[6][7] The UDF's Musalia Mudavadi was chosen as the Coalition's candidate, finishing fourth with 4% of the vote. In the parliamentary elections, New Ford Kenya won one seat in the Senate and seven in the National Assembly.

In 2016 the party merged into the Jubilee Party.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Twelve Ford-K MPs Form New Party The Standard, 26 December 2006
  2. ^ Elections held in 2007 IPU
  3. ^ "New Ford Kenya re-brands". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  4. ^ "New Ford Kenya Re launched". Westfm.co.ke. 2012-03-11. Archived from the original on 2014-07-29. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  5. ^ "Aspirants jostle to enter New Ford Kenya". Westfm.co.ke. 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  6. ^ "Four political parties announce coalition pact". Capitalfm.co.ke. 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  7. ^ Otenyo, Hilton (2012-12-10). "Mudavadi, Wamalwa Agree to Work Together". allafrica.com. Archived from the original on 2014-07-26. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  8. ^ 13 parties wind up today for Jubilee merger Daily Nation, 8 September 2016