Social Democratic Party of Kenya

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Social Democratic Party of Kenya
Chairman Mwandawiro Mghanga[1]
Secretary-General Benedict Wachira[1]
Headquarters Nairobi
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) is a political party in Kenya.


The SDP was established in 1992 by Johnstone Makau.[3] The party did not nominate a presidential candidate in the December 1992 general elections, and received only 177 votes in the National Assembly elections

Charity Ngilu joined the party before the 1997 elections, and was selected as the party's presidential candidate. She finished fifth in a field of 15 candidates with 7.9% of the vote. The party also won 15 seats in the National Assembly. Ngilu left the party after the elections, and in 2001 was succeeded as party chairman by James Orengo.[3] He stood as the party's presidential candidate in the 2002 elections, but received just 0.4% of the vote; the party also lost all 15 seats. Its vote share was reduced to 0.4% in the 2007 general elections, in which it fielded 24 candidate. It also failed to win seats in the 2013 elections, receiving only 0.15% of the vote with seven candidates.


  1. ^ a b "The Central Committee of the Social Democratic Party of Kenya". Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "ABOUT THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF KENYA (SDP)". Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Robert M. Maxon, Thomas P. Ofcansky (2014) Historical Dictionary of Kenya, Rowman & Littlefield, pp315–316