Shirikisho Party of Kenya

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Shirikisho Party of Kenya
Leader Chirau Ali Mwakwere
Chairperson Linah Mkasi Buni
Secretary-General Yusuf Abubakar
Founded 1997
National affiliation PNU

The Shirikisho Party of Kenya is a political party in Kenya. (Shirikisho means Union or Federation in Swahili). The party was formed in 1997 and had some political influence in the Coast Region. At the last legislative elections, 27 December 2002, the party won 1 out of 212 elected seats.

At the Kenyan general election, 2007, Shirikisho was part of the newly created alliance Party of National Unity led by President Mwai Kibaki [1] but failed even to clinch a single seat in parliament.[2]

2008 Onwards[edit]

In December 2008, Shirikisho was once again in the headlines for selecting Chirau Ali Mwakwere as party leader despite his being elected to parliament on and holding office in PNU as a vice chairman [3]


  1. ^ BBC News, September 16, 2007: Kenya president eyes re-election
  2. ^ Shirikisho fails to win seats in its stronghold EA Standard 30-12-2007
  3. ^ Party picks woman as chairperson