This article lists political parties in Kenya.[1]

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.[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 lapse of the registration period set out in the 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

Parties with Registration Certificates

Parties awaiting Certificates


See also


  1. ^ "The Procedure to Register a Political Party in Kenya". AfroCave. 14 September 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  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 Archived 11 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^[permanent dead link] The Political Parties Bill, 2011
  7. ^ Eight political parties fail to beat registration deadline Archived 12 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Ndonga, Simon (26 September 2016). "Kenya: Ababu Namwamba Relaunches Labour Party of Kenya". Capital FM (Nairobi). AllAfrica.
  9. ^ Registered Political Parties Archived 13 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine
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  11. ^
    • Thirdway Alliance Party of Kenya
    • Kenya Diaspora Pro-Democracy Movement (KDPM)
    Leaders keep supporters guessing on parties as registration deadline passes ,Daily Nation 30 April 2012 (Print Edition)