List of political parties in Kenya

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This article lists political parties in Kenya.

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,[1]

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.[2][3][4] 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.[5][6]

The parties

Parties with Registration Certificates[7]

Labour Party of Kenya (LPK)

Parties awaiting Certificates


See also


  1. Electoral Commission of Kenya, 17 November 2007: List of registered political parties
  2. "30 Parties Meet Deadline for New Law"
  3. "Unregistered Political Parties Handed A Lifeline"
  4. Registered Political Parties According To The IEBC Website Archived 11 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. Eight political parties fail to beat registration deadline
  7. Registered Political Parties Archived 13 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
    • 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)
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