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Political Parties Act

LAWS OF KENYA

T he P oliT ical P arT ies a c T
Chapter 7 a
Revised Edition 2009 (2007)
Published by the National Council for Law Reporting
with the Authority of the Attorney General

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CHAPTER 7A
THE POLITICAL PARTIES ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section
part I—p rel I m I nary

1—Short title and Commencement.
2—Interpretation.

part II—r egI strar of pol I t IC al part I es

3—Registrar of political parties.
4— Register of political parties .

part III— p olI t IC al part I es DIsputes tr I bunal

5— Establishment of Tribunal .
6— Purpose of Tribunal .
7— Determination of disputes.
8— Rules of procedure of Tribunal .
9— Removal of member of Tribunal .
10— Secretary to Tribunal.
11— Expenses of Tribunal.

part IV— f ormat I on , r eg I strat I on anD regulat I on of pol I t IC al pa-
t I es

12— Formation of political parties .
13— Instruments of coalitions.
14— Prohibition of ethnic or religious parties etc .
15— Certain public officers not to be founding members of or
hold office in political party .
16— Qualification of executive and founding members of
political party .
17— Participation in political activities and rights of party
members .
18— Conditions of provisional registration .
19— Contents of constitution or rules of a political party .
20— Parties with certain names not to be registered.
21— Provisional registration of a political party .
22— Rights and privileges of political party .
23— Conditions of full registration.
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Section
24— Corporate status of registered political party and declaration
of assets etc.
25— Notification of changes, alterations in constitution etc. of
political party.
26— Cancellation of registration of political party .
27— Effect of cancellation of registration .

part V—f unDI ng anD aCC ounts of pol I t IC al part I es

28— Political Parties Fund .
29— Sources of moneys in the Fund .
30— Purposes of the Fund .
31— Other sources of funds.
32— Declaration of assets, liabilities and expenditure in relation
to elections.
33— Publishing sources of funds.
34— Audit of political party accounts .

part VI— g eneral pro VI s I ons

35— Records of political party.
36— Duty of political party to inform Registrar .
37— Protection of Commission and Registrar .
38— Public meetings of political party .
39— Cancellation of registration of organizations declared to be
prohibited organizations .
40— Gazette notices .
41— Penalties.
42—Winding up political party.
43— Regulation s.

part VII—t rans I t I onal pro VI s I ons

44— Transitional provisions relating to existing political parties .

sChe D ules .

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CHAPTER 7A
THE POLITICAL PARTIES ACT
Commencement : 1st July, 2008
AN ACT of Parliament to provide for the registration, regulation, and
funding of political parties and for matters incidental thereto and
connected therewith.
ENACTED by the Parliament of Kenya, as follows—
part I—p rel I m I nary
1. This Act may be cited as the Political Parties Act, 2007, and
shall come into operation on 1st July 2008.
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“alien” means any natural or legal person who is not a citizen
of Kenya;
“Commission” means the Electoral Commission of Kenya
established by section 41 (1) of the Constitution;
“corporate member” means a registered political party which is
a member of another registered political party;

“election” means the act of selecting by vote of a person or perso
ns
from among a number of candidates to fill an office or to membership
of any political party and includes a Presidential or parliamentary
election conducted under the National Assembly and Presidential
Elections Act or, as the case may be, a local government election
conducted under the Local Government Act;
“founding members of a political party” means the persons who
are specified in the written declaration under section 24(2) to have
contributed or offered to contribute either in cash or kind to the initial
assets of the party in respect of the first year of its existence;
“office bearer” in relation to a political party means any person
who is elected by the members of the political party and registered with
the Registrar of Societies;
“political party” means any association or organization of persons
which has for its objects or purposes or one or more of its objects or
L.N. 59/2008.
Short title and
commencement.
L.N. 59/2008.
Interpretation.
Cap. 7.
Cap. 265.
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purposes the proposing or supporting of candidates for national or local
authority elections, with a view to forming or influencing the formation
of the Government of Kenya or any local authority within Kenya:
Provided that in the case of a political party whose membership
includes corporate members, each such member shall, unless the context
otherwise requires, be deemed to be a political party within the meaning
of this Act;
“public officer” means a person in the service of or holding
office under the Government of Kenya, whether that service or office
is permanent or temporary, or paid or unpaid, but does not include a
Member of Parliament or a councillor;
“Registrar” means the Registrar of political parties designated as
such under section 3;
“State” means the Republic of Kenya as by law established;
and
“Tribunal” means the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal established
by section 5.
part II—r egI strar of pol I t IC al part I es
3. (1) There shall be an office of the Registrar of Political Parties
which shall be an office within the Commission.
(2) The office of Registrar shall be headed by an officer who shall
be designated Registrar of Political Parties by the Commission.
(3) The Registrar shall be responsible for the registration of
political parties in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(4) The Registrar shall be responsible for the arbitration of
disputes between members of a political party.
4. (1) The Registrar shall keep and maintain a register containing a
list of the registered political parties and such other particulars relating
to a registered political party as may be prescribed.
(2) A copy of an entry in the register certified by the Registrar
shall, for the purposes of any written law, be prima facie evidence of
the facts stated in the certificate.

Registrar of political
parties.
Register of political
parties.
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Establishment of
Tribunal.
Purpose of Tribunal.
Determination of
disputes.
Rules of procedure of
Tribunal.
Removal of member
of Tribunal.
part III—p olI t IC al part I es DIsputes tr I bunal
5. (1) There is established a Tribunal to be known as the Political
Parties Disputes Tribunal.
(2) The Tribunal shall consist of the following members appointed
by the Chief Justice, subject to approval by Parliament—
(a) a chairman who shall be a person qualified to be appointed
a judge of the High Court;
(b) two other members of high moral standing and integrity, one
of whom shall be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya
of five years standing.
(3) A person shall not be qualified to be appointed as a member
of the Tribunal if that person is a member of the public service or takes
an active part in the activities of a political party.
(4) A member of the Tribunal shall hold office for a term of five
years and shall be eligible for appointment for a further term of five
years.
6. The Tribunal shall determine—
(a) disputes between the members of a political party;
(b) disputes between political parties forming a coalition; or
(c) appeals from decisions of the Registrar under this Act.
7. (1) The Tribunal shall determine any dispute before it
expeditiously, but in any case, shall determine a dispute within a period
of three months from the date the dispute is lodged.
(2) The decisions of the Tribunal shall be final.
8. The Chief Justice shall make rules to regulate the procedure
of the Tribunal.
9. (1) The Chief Justice may remove a member of the Tribunal
if the member—
(a) becomes an undischarged bankrupt;
(b) is convicted of a criminal offence;
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Secretary to Tribunal.
Expenses of Tribunal.
Formation of political
parties.
Instruments of
coalition.
Prohibition of ethnic
or religious parties
etc.
(c) is incapacitated by reason of prolonged physical or mental
illness from performing his duties; or
(d) is otherwise unable or unfit to discharge the functions of
his office.
10. The Attorney- General shall designate an officer to be the
secretary to the Tribunal.
11. (1) The members of the Tribunal shall be paid such allowances
and be reimbursed such expenses as shall be determined by the Chief
Justice.
(2) The expenses of the Tribunal, including the allowances of the
members of the Tribunal shall be paid by the Government.
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of pol I t IC al part I es
12. (1) Political parties may, subject to the provisions of this Act,
be formed in Kenya to further purposes which are not contrary to the
Constitution or any written law.
(2) A citizen of Kenya who has attained the age of eighteen years
has, subject to the provisions of this Act, the right to form a political
party.
13. Where two or more political parties resolve to form a coalition
before or after an election, the instruments of the coalition agreement
shall be deposited with the Registrar for the purposes of arbitration
between the coalition parties.
14. (1) The Registrar shall not register a political party
which—
(a) is founded on an ethnic, age, tribal, racial, gender, regional,
linguistic, corporatist, professional or religious basis or
which seeks to engage in propaganda based on any of these
matters;
(b) uses words, slogans, emblems or symbols which could
arouse ethnic, age, tribal, racial, gender, regional, linguistic,
corporatist, professional or religious division;
(c) has a constitution or operational ethic that provides in any
way for discriminatory practices contrary to the provisions
of the Constitution or of any written law;
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(d) accepts or advocates the use of force or violence as a means
of attaining its political objectives;
(e) advocates or aims to carry on its political activities
exclusively in one part of Kenya; or
(f) does not allow regular, periodic and open election of its
office bearers.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a political party is formed
on an ethnic, age, tribal, racial, gender, regional, linguistic, corporatist,
professional or religious basis if its membership or leadership is
restricted to or includes only members of a particular ethnic, age, tribal,
gender, regional, linguistic, corporatist or racial group, profession or
religious faith or if its structure and mode of operation are not national
in character.
15. A person who is a member of the Armed Forces, the Kenya
Police Force, the Administration Police Force, the Prisons Service, the
Kenya Wildlife Service, the Judicial Service, or any other person who
is a public officer shall not—
(a) be eligible to be a founding member of a political party;
(b) be eligible to hold office in a political party;
(c) engage in political activity that may compromise or be seen
to compromise the political neutrality of his office; or
(d) publicly indicate support for or opposition to any political
party or candidate in an election.
16. (1) A Political party shall not have as its leader or as a member
of its executive any person who under any law for the time being in
force—
(a) is not qualified to be elected as a member of Parliament
or councillor; or
(b) is not qualified to hold public office.
(2) A political party shall not have as a founding member a person
who under any law for the time being in force—
(a) is not qualified to be elected as a member of Parliament
or councillor; or
Certain public
officers not to be
founding members
of or hold office in
political party.
Qualification of
executive and
founding members of
political party.
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(b) is not qualified to hold public office.
17. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act and of any other
written law every citizen who has attained the age of eighteen years
has the right—
(a) to participate in political activities which are intended to
influence the composition and policies of the Government;
and
(b) to join any political party of his own choice.
(2) A member of a political party who intends to resign from
his party shall give a fourteen-days written notice prior to his resignation
to—
(a) the political party;
(b) the Clerk of the National Assembly, if he is a member of
the National Assembly; or
(c) the Minister responsible for local government, if he is a
councillor.
(3) A person shall not be a member of more than one political
party at the same time.
(4) A person who, while a member of a political party—
(a) forms another political party;
(b) joins in the formation of another political party;
(c) joins another political party; or
(d) in any way or manner, publicly advocates for the formation
of another political party,

shall, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (2) or the provisions
of any other law, be deemed to have resigned from the previous political
party.
(4A) Subsections (3) and (4) shall not apply to a member of
a political party which joins another political party as a corporate
member.
Participation in
political activities
and rights of party
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(5) A person who by virtue of any written law is for the time being
disqualified from being nominated for election as an elected member
of Parliament or a councillor shall not be eligible to become a member
of a political party during the time that he is disqualified.
(6) All members of a political party shall during a party election,
have equal voting rights, but the exercise of such rights may be made
dependent, under the provisions of the party’s constitution, upon a
member first paying a membership subscription fee.
(7) A member of a political party may only be expelled from that
political party if he has infringed the constitution of the party or has
acted in a manner contrary to the principles or rules of the party and
after he has been afforded a fair opportunity to be heard.
(8) Any person who suppresses or attempts to suppress any
lawful political activity of another person commits an offence and shall
on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand
shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to
both such fine and imprisonment.
18. (1) An association of persons or an organization shall not
operate or function as a political party unless it has first been registered
in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(2) An application for the provisional registration of a proposed
political party shall be in writing, signed by the applicant or applicants
and shall—
(a) set out the name of the party;
(b) if the party wishes to be able to use for the purposes of this
Act an abbreviation of its name, set out that abbreviation;
(c) be accompanied by a copy of the constitution of the proposed
party which is to comply with the provisions of section 19;
and
(d) be accompanied by the prescribed fee.
(3) An application for registration under subsection (2) shall
include a request for the registration of the emblem of the party to be
used on ballot papers.
19. (1) The constitution or rules of every political party formed
after the commencement of this Act shall provide, to the satisfaction
of the Registrar, for all the matters specified in the Schedule to this Act
Conditions of
provisional
registration.
Contents of
constitution or rules
of a political party.
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and shall not be amended so as to cease so to provide.
(2) The Registrar shall by order in writing, require any political
party which, at the commencement of this Act, is registered to amend
its constitution or rules within three months after the date of the order
to provide for all or any of the matters specified in the Schedule.
(3) Notwithstanding the provision of the constitution or rules of
a political party, a political party shall, for the purpose of complying
with the order specified under subsection (2), convene a meeting as is
required by its constitution or rules for amending its constitution or rules,
or if the constitution or rules make no provision for such amendment,
the political party shall convene a general meeting of members for that
purpose.
(4) If a registered political party contravenes an order given under
subsection (2), that political party shall be deregistered.
20. The Registrar may refuse an application for the registration
of a political party if, in his opinion, the name of the party or the
abbreviation of the name that it wishes to use for the purposes of this
Act—
(a) is obscene or offensive;
(b) is excessively long;
(c) is the name, or is an abbreviation of another political party
that is registered under this Act; or
(d) so nearly resembles the name, or an abbreviation of the
name of another political party registered under this Act or
any other legal entity registered under any other law.
21. (1)Upon making an application for registration, a political
party shall first be provisionally registered and issued with a certificate
of provisional registration within thirty days on fulfilling the conditions
prescribed in section 18.

(2) A political party that has been provisionally registered under
subsection (1) shall, not later than one hundred and eighty days from
the date of provisional registration, apply to the Registrar for full
registration.
(3) The provisional registration of a political party shall lapse
and a provisional registration certificate shall cease to have effect at
the expiry of one hundred and eighty days from the date of issue of the
Parties with certain
names not to be
registered.
Provisional
registration of a
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certificate of provisional registration.

22. (1) A political party which has been provisionally registered
shall be entitled—
(a) to hold and address public meetings in any area in Kenya in
accordance with the provisions of section 30 for the purposes
of publicizing their party and soliciting for membership;
(b) to the protection and assistance of the security agencies of
the State for the purposes of facilitating peaceful and orderly
meetings; and
(c) to the provision by the State of fair opportunity to present
the party’s programmes to the public by ensuring equitable
access to the State owned media:
(2) Provisional registration shall not entitle any political party to
organize or to hold public meetings in connection with any election to
propose or campaign for any candidate in any parliamentary, presidential
or local authority election.
23. (1) A political party shall be qualified to be fully registered
if it has—
(a) first been provisionally registered;
(b) obtained not less than two hundred members who are
registered as voters for the purposes of parliamentary
elections from each Province;
(c) on its governing body, a member from each province
ordinarily resident or registered to vote in such Province;
(d) submitted a list of the names, addresses and identification
particulars of at least one founding member of the political
party ordinarily resident in each District and such other
particulars as the Registrar may prescribe;
(e) submitted to the Registrar the exact location of its head
office, which shall be its registered office within Kenya, and
a postal address to which notices and other communication
may be sent, together with the exact locations and addresses
of its district offices if any.
(2) An alien shall not be appointed to any office or be a founding,
ordinary or other member of a political party in Kenya.
Rights and privileges
of political party.
Conditions of full
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(3) The Registrar shall issue a certificate of full registration to a
political party, which has fulfilled the conditions of registration.
24. (1) A political party which has been fully registered under
this Act shall upon such registration become a body corporate with a
common seal and shall as such have, subject to subsection (6), perpetual
succession and may sue and be sued in its corporate name.
(2) A political party shall, within sixty days after the issue to it of
a certificate of full registration under section 15, submit to the Registrar a
written declaration giving details of all assets and expenditure including,
without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, all contributions,
donations or pledges of contributions or donations, whether in cash or in
kind, made or to be made to the initial assets of the party by its founding
members in respect of the first year of its existence.
(3) A declaration submitted to the Registrar under subsection
(2) shall—
(a) state the sources of all funds and other assets of the political
party;
(b) contain such other relevant particulars as the Registrar may
prescribe; and
(c) be supported by a statutory declaration made by the national
or general secretary of the political party.
(4) The Registrar shall, within thirty days after the receipt of the
declaration required under subsection (2), cause it to be published in the
Gazette and in one daily newspaper having a nationwide circulation.
(5) Without prejudice to any other penalty prescribed by this Act
or any other written law, the Registrar shall cancel the registration of
a political party which—
(a) refuses or neglects to comply with this section; or
(b) submits a declaration, which is false in any material
particular.
(6) A fully registered political party loses its status as a political
party and as a body corporate if—
(a) it has not participated in a parliamentary election or a local
government election with candidates of its own for a period
Corporate status of
registered political
party and declaration
of assets etc.
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of six years; or
(b) it fails to participate at the next general election following
its full registration,
whichever is earlier.
25. Where a fully registered political party intends to change or
amend—
(a) its constitution;
(b) its rules and regulations;
(c) the title, name or address or any person or office; or
(d) its name, emblem, slogans or colour,
it shall notify the Registrar of its intention and the Registrar shall, within
fourteen days after the receipt of the notification cause to be published in
the Gazette and in one daily newspaper having a nationwide circulation
a notice of the intended change or alteration.
26. (1) The Registrar shall cancel the registration of a political
party if satisfied that the political party—
(a) is in breach of the provisions of sections 14, 30 and 31 or
of a provision of its own constitution;
(b) has not complied in a material particular with the provisions
of sections 14 and 30;
(c) obtained its registration in a fraudulent manner;
(d) instigated or participated in the commission of an election
offence;
(e) has not, for each of the two previous general elections
secured at least five percent of the national vote; or
(f) has used moneys allocated to it for purposes not allowed
under section 30 (2).
(2) The Registrar shall, before he cancels the registration of a
political party, inform the political party, in writing, of the intention to
cancel the registration and direct the political party to, within ninety
days, remedy the breach or comply with the provisions of this Act.
Notification of
changes, alterations
in constitution etc. of
political party.
Cancellation of
registration political
party.
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27. Where the registration of a political party is cancelled under
this Act or by virtue of decisions taken under any other law, no person
shall—

(a) summon a meeting of members or officers of the political
party;
(b) attend or make a person attend a meeting in the capacity of
a member or officer of the political party;
(c) publish a notice or advertisement relating to a meeting of
the political party;
(d) invite persons to support the political party;
(e) make a contribution or loan to funds held or to be held by or
for the benefit of the political party or accept a contribution
or loan; or
(f) give a guarantee in respect of such funds.
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28. There is established a Fund to be known as the Political Parties
Fund, which shall be administered by the Registrar.
29. (1) The sources of the Fund are—
(a) such funds as may be provided by the Minister of Finance
in the annual estimates; and
(b) contributions and donations to the Fund from any other
source.
(2) The moneys in the Fund not immediately required for
payment to political parties shall be invested in such securities as may
be approved by Treasury.
30. (1) Moneys allocated to a registered political party from
the Fund may be used for purposes compatible with democracy
including—
(a) promoting active participation by individual citizens in
political life;
(b) covering the election expenses of the political party and the
Effect of cancellation
of registration.
Political Parties
Fund.
Sources of moneys in
the Fund.
Purposes of the Fund.
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broadcasting of the policies of the political party;
(c) ensuring continuous vital links between the people and
organs of State;
(d) the organization by the political party of civic education in
democracy and other electoral processes;
(e) bringing the party’s influence to bear on the shaping of
public opinion; and
(f) not more than twenty-five per cent for the administrative
expenses of the party.
(2) Moneys allocated to a registered political party from the Fund
shall not be used—
(a) for paying directly or indirectly remuneration, fees, rewards,
or any other benefit to a member or supporter of the political
party;
(b) to finance or as a contribution to any matter, cause, event or
occasion directly or indirectly in contravention of any code
of ethics binding on public officers;
(c) directly or indirectly for the purposes of establishing any
business or acquiring or maintaining any right or financial
interest whatsoever in any business or in any immovable
property, except where the right or interest in the immovable
property is to be used by the party solely for ordinary party
political purposes; or
(d) for any other purpose incompatible with the promotion of a
multiparty democracy and the electoral processes.
(3) The Fund shall be distributed as follows—

(a) fifteen percent shall be distributed equally among political
parties;
(b) eighty percent shall be distributed proportionately by
reference to the total number of votes secured at the last
general election by each political party’s presidential,
parliamentary and civic candidates; and
(c) five per cent for the administration expenses of the Fund:
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Provided that—
(i) where a presidential candidate is supported by more than
one political party, only the votes cast for parliamentary
and civic candidates of the respective parties shall be
taken into account in calculating the amount payable to
the respective parties; and
(ii) in the case of a political party with corporate member par –
ties which opt for joint nomination of parliamentary and
civic candidates, its share of the Fund under paragraph
(b) shall be further distributed proportionately to the
member parties in reference to the total number of votes
secured at the last general election by each parliamentary
and civic candidate belonging to the party.
(3A) For the purposes of paragraph (ii) of the proviso to subsection
(3), a political party with corporate member parties which opt for joint
nomination of parliamentary or civic candidates shall, on the date for
the nomination of candidates, indicate to the Commission the party to
which each candidate belongs.
(4) No political party shall benefit from the Fund if its registered
national office bearers do not reflect at least a third of either gender .
31. (1) The sources of other funds for a political party are—
(a) membership fees;
(b) voluntary contributions;
(c) donations, bequests and grants from any other source, not
being a foreign government, inter-governmental or non-
governmental organization; and
(d) the proceeds of any investment, project or undertaking in
which the political party has an interest.
(2) A political party shall disclose to the Registrar full particulars
of all funds or other resources obtained by it from any source.
(3) Subject to subsection (4) no person shall, in any one year,
contribute to a political party an amount, whether in cash or kind,
exceeding five million shillings, and, in addition to any penalty that
may be imposed under section 41 against a person who contravenes
this subsection, any amount in excess of five million shillings or its
equivalent value in kind contributed by that person shall be forfeited to
Other sources of
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the State and the political party to which it was paid shall, on demand,
pay it to the State:
Provided that the Registrar may, on request, allow a person to
contribute an amount exceeding five million shillings.
(4) Subsection (3) shall not apply to any contribution or donation
whether in cash or kind, made by any founding member of the political
party as his contribution to the initial assets of the party within the first
year of its existence.
(5) An alien shall not directly or indirectly make a contribution,
donation or loan, whether in cash or in kind to the funds to be held by
or for the benefit of a political party and no political party shall demand
or accept a contribution, donation or loan from an alien.
(6) In addition to any other penalty imposed in relation to a
contravention of subsection (5)—
(a) any amount, whether in cash or in kind paid contrary to
subsection (5) shall be forfeited to the State and the political
party or any person in whose custody the amount is for the
time being, shall pay it to the State; and
(b) the alien concerned shall be deemed to be a prohibited
immigrant and if resident in Kenya, shall be liable to
deportation under the Immigration Act.
(7) An official of a political party or other person liable to
disclose to the Registrar, on behalf of a political party, the funds or
other resources of that political party, who fails to disclose to, or gives
false information in relation to the funds or resources obtained by the
political party from sources outside Kenya, commits an offence and
shall on conviction be liable to a fine equal to the amount or the value
of the resources not disclosed or in relation to which false information
was given, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or
to both such fine and imprisonment.
32. (1) A political party shall, after it has been registered as
a participant in an election pursuant to the provisions of the National
Assembly and Presidential Elections Act, within ninety days before the
election, submit to the Registrar a statement of its assets and liabilities
in the prescribed form.
(2) A political party which has participated in an election shall,
within ninety days after that election, submit to the Registrar a detailed
statement, in the prescribed form, of all expenditure incurred in respect
Cap. 172.
Declaration of
assets, liabilities
and expenditure in
relation to elections.
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of each candidate supported by that political party specifying the manner
in which any money was spent.
(3) Any statement required to be submitted under this section shall
be supported by a statutory declaration made by the general or national
secretary of the political party and the national treasurer of that part
y.
(4) Without prejudice to any other penalty provided in this Act
or in any other written law, the Registrar shall cancel the registration
of a political party which—
(a) refuses or neglects to comply with this section; or
(b) submits a statement which is false in any material
particulars.
33. (1) A political party shall, within three months of its financial
year, publish the sources of its funds stating—
(a) the amount of money received from the Political Parties
Fund;
(b) the amount of money received from its members and
supporters, and
(c) the amounts and sources of the donations given to the
party.
34. (1) The accounts of every political party shall be audited by
the Auditor-General annually and shall be forwarded to Parliament and
the Registrar:
Provided that the Registrar may at any time request the Director
of Internal Audit to carry out an audit of the accounts of a political
party.
(2) Any person shall be entitled, upon payment of a fee prescribed
by the Commission to inspect and, if that person so requests, be issued
copies of the audited accounts filed by a political party.
(3) The Registrar shall publish an annual report on the audited
accounts of every political party.
part VI— g eneral pro VI s I ons
35. (1) Every political party shall maintain at its head office or
national office in a form approved by the Registrar, an accurate and
Publishing sources of
funds.
Audit of political
parties’ accounts.
Records of political
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permanent record of—
(a) a register of its membership;
(b) particulars of any contribution, donation or pledge of a
contribution or donation, whether in cash or in kind, made
by the founding members of the political party;
(c) particulars of any property that belongs to the political party
and the time and mode of acquisition of the property;
(d) a statement of its accounts, kept in books of account
approved by the Registrar and in accordance with the
principles of accounting having regard to the purpose of
this Act, showing the sources of its funds and names of any
persons who have contributed thereto, membership dues paid,
donations in cash or in kind and all the financial transactions
of the political party which are conducted through, by or with
the head or national office of the political party; and
(e) such other relevant particulars as the Registrar may
prescribe.
(2) A political party shall maintain at each of its district offices
an accurate and permanent record in relation to the requirements under
subsection (1) of the matters relating to the district and constituencies
comprised in the district.
36. (1) The Registrar may, in writing, request any office bearer of
a political party to furnish for inspection by the Registrar, the records, or
any of them, required to be maintained under section 35, or such other
information as is reasonably required by the Registrar to enable him to
ensure that the provisions of this Act are complied with.
(2) The Registrar may make copies of or take extracts from any
records or other information furnished to it under this section.
(3) A political party or an office-bearer shall comply with any
request made by the Registrar under subsection (1).
37. No suit shall lie against the Registrar or the Commission for
anything done or omitted to be done in good faith and without negligence
in the performance of any function under this Act.
38. A political party intending to hold a public meeting in any
area shall comply with the provisions of the existing laws relating to
public meetings for the time being in force.
Duty of political
party to inform
Registrar.
Protection of
Commission and
Registrar.
Public meetings of
political party.
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39. The Registrar shall cancel the registration of a political
party, which has been declared to be a prohibited organization under
the provisions of any other law, and the provisions of section 20 shall
apply to that party.
40. Where a provision of this Act requires the Commission or
the Registrar to publish anything in the Gazette, the Commission or
the Registrar may, in addition to or in exceptional circumstances in
lieu of such publication, cause it to be published in a daily newspaper
having a nationwide circulation and the provisions of this Act shall
have effect accordingly.
41. (1) A political party which or person who contravenes a
provision of this Act, commits an offence.
(2) A person who, in furnishing particulars or information
required to be furnished by a political party or by him under this Act,
makes a statement which he knows to be false or which that person has
no reason to believe to be true, or recklessly makes a false statement,
commits an offence.
(3) An offence under this Act shall, unless otherwise specifically
provided for, be punishable by a fine not exceeding five hundred
thousand shillings or a term of imprisonment not exceeding two years
or both such fine and imprisonment.
(4) Where an offence under this section is committed by a political
party, every officer of that political party shall also be deemed to have
committed the offence.
(5) Where an offence under this section is committed by a body
of persons other than a political party—
(a) in the case of a body corporate other than a partnership,
every director and the secretary of the body corporate shall
also be deemed to have committed the offence; and
(b) in the case of a partnership, every partner shall be deemed
to have committed the offence.
(6) A person shall not be guilty of an offence by virtue of
subsection (4) or (5) if that person proves to the satisfaction of the
court or tribunal that the act in respect of which such person is charged
was committed by a person other than himself, and was without his
consent or connivance, and that he exercised all diligence to prevent
the commission of that act as he ought to have exercised, having regard
Cancellation of
registration of organi-
zations declared to be
prohibited
organizations.

Gazette Notices.

Penalties.
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to all the circumstances.
42. Upon the cancellation of the registration of a political
party or its declaration as a prohibited organization under any law, the
Attorney-General shall make an application for the winding up and
dissolution of that political party, and the disposition of the property,
assets, rights and liabilities of the political party and the High Court
shall make such orders as appear to it to be just and equitable in the
circumstances of the case.
43. (1) The Commission may make regulations for the purpose
of carrying out or giving effect to provisions of this Act.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of
the power conferred by subsection (1), the Commission may make
regulations—
(a) prescribing the manner of registration of political parties
under this Act;
(b) regulating or restricting the use or changes of names of
political parties;
(c) prescribing the forms, which may be used for carrying out
the provisions of this Act.
(d) for securing the submission to the Registrar of accounts
relating to the assets and liabilities, income and expenditure
of political parties;
(e) prescribing the fees in respect of anything to be done under
this Act;
(f) requiring the submission to the Commission of annual or
other periodical returns relating to the constitution, objects
and membership of political parties;
(g) prescribing the rate and manner in which funding may be
granted to political parties;
(h) prescribing and regulating the forms to be used and the
procedure to be followed in the winding-up of any political
party; or
(i) prescribing anything which is required to be prescribed or
is necessary to give effect to this Act.
Winding up political
party.
Regulations.
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part VII—t rans I t I onal pro VI s I ons
44. (1) A political party, which has been duly registered as a
society under the provisions of the Societies Act and is in existence
at the commencement of this Act (hereinafter called “the Original
Party” shall, in the prescribed manner, apply to the Registrar for full
registration under section 23 (1) within one hundred and eighty days
after the commencement of this Act, or before such date, or within
such extended period as the Registrar may either generally or in any
particular case allow, and, notwithstanding anything contained in this
Act, no such Original Party shall be deemed to be an unlawful political
party until that period or extended period has lapsed.
(2) An Original Party, which has not applied for registration under
subsection (1), shall be deemed to be an unlawful political party:
Provided that an Original Party in respect of which—
(i) an application for full registration has been fully and law –
fully made by it under the provisions of subsection (1)
and has not been refused; or
(ii) an appeal has been lawfully made under section 6 and
remains undetermined,
shall not be deemed to be an unlawful political party pending such
refusal or determination and shall be entitled to enjoy the rights and
privileges of a provisionally registered political party.
(3) Where an Original Party does not apply for registration within
the time stipulated under subsection (1), that Original Party shall be
deemed to have ceased to qualify for registration under this Act and
thereupon the provisions of section 27 of this Act shall apply to the
Original Party in default.
(4) Upon the full registration of an Original Party under this Act,
all the funds, assets and other property, movable and immovable, which
immediately before such registration were held by that Original Party
or on its behalf shall, vest in the fully registered political party in its
corporate capacity (hereinafter referred to as “the New Party”).

(5) A public officer having the power or duty to effect or amend
any entry in a register relating to property, or to issue or amend any
certificate or other document effecting or evidencing title to property,
shall, without payment of fee or other charge and upon request by or on
behalf of the New Party, do all such things as are by law necessary to give
final effect to the transfer of the property mentioned in subsection (4).
Transitional
provisions relating
to existing political
parties.
Cap. 108.
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(6) All rights, powers, liabilities and duties, whether arising under
any written law or otherwise, which immediately before coming into
operation of subsection (4) were vested in, imposed on or enforceable by
or against the Original Party shall, be transferred to, vested in, imposed
on or be enforceable by or against the New Party.
(7) On the coming into operation of subsection (4) all actions,
suits or legal proceedings pending by or against the Original Party shall
be carried on or prosecuted by or against the New Party and no such
suit action or legal proceedings shall abate or be prejudicially affected
by the coming into operation of subsection (4).
(8) The officers, members and servants of the Original Party in
office on the day of coming into operation of subsection (4) shall be
deemed to be the duly appointed officers, members and servants of the
New Party and shall accordingly be subject to the disciplinary provisions
relating to the New Party, from time to time in force.
SCHEDULE (S.19)

MATTERS FOR WHICH PROVISION SHALL BE
MADE IN THE CONSTITUTION OR RULES
OF A POLITICAL PARTY
1. The name of the Party and any abbreviation (if used.)
2. The objects of the political party.
3. The situation of the registered office of the party.
4. The eligibility for membership of the party.
5. The admission and resignation of members.
6. The rights and duties of members.
7. Disciplinary measures against members and the methods and
procedures for their suspension or expulsion from the party,
including the reasons for such measures and in the cases of
suspension and expulsion from the party stating of the justification
for the decision taken.
8. The general organization of the party.
9. The district organizations, of the party and their functions.
10. Disciplinary measures against district branches.
11. Composition and powers of the governing body and other organs.
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12. Titles of officers, their terms of office and the method of their
election, appointment, dismissal and suspension.
1 3 . Th e au th o r ity f o r an d th e meth o d o f fi llin g v acan cies o n
committees.
14. The frequency of, quorums for and dates of general meetings of the
members of the party.
15. The rates of entrance and subscription fees (if any) for party
membership.
16. The custody and investment of the funds and property of the party,
and the designation of the persons responsible for them.
17. The purposes for which the funds may be used, and in particular the
prohibition against the distribution of funds among members.
18. The inspection of the books and list of members of the party by any
member or officer.
19. The annual or periodical audit of accounts.
20. The formation of district branches.
21. The manner of amending the name, constitution or rules of the
party.
22. The manner of the dissolution of the party and the disposal of its
property on dissolution.
23. Matters which may only be decided upon by a meeting of party
members or, as the case may be, of district representatives.
24.The preconditions, form and time limits for convening meetings of
party members and district representatives and the official recording
of the resolutions passed at such meetings.
25. Which district branches (if any) and other organs of the party are
authorized to submit or sign election proposals for elections to
Parliament or any local authority where there are no other relevant
legal provisions.
26. The form and details of a financial structure, which satisfies the
provisions of this Act.
27. Polling of members and the procedures to be adopted when there
is a vote on a poll passing a resolution for the dissolution of the
party or of a district branch.
28. Democratic practices that cover gender, nomination and human
rights.
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[Subsidiary ]

SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

THE POLITICAL PARTIES (REGISTRATION)
REGULATIONS, 2008
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Political Parties (Registration)
Regulations, 2008.

2. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

“financial year” means the period of twelve months ending on the thirtieth
June in every year;

“register” means the register of particulars of political parties kept by
the Registrar;

“registered political party” means a political party provisionally or fully
registered under the Act.

3. (1) An application for provisional registration of a proposed political
party under section 18 of the Act shall be in Form PP. 1 set out in the First
Schedule and shall be submitted in duplicate together with—

(a) two copies of the constitution and rules of the political party;

(b) a declaration in support of the application in Form PP. 2 set out in
the First Schedule;

(c) the name, emblem, motto and any other marks or features of the
proposed political party which shall be distinct from, and bear no
resemblance to that of any other political party which has already
been registered.

(2) The Registrar shall, on receipt of an application under paragraph (1),
scrutinize it and shall, within thirty days of such receipt, issue a certificate of
provisional registration on payment by the applicant of the fees specified in
the Second Schedule, if satisfied that the prescribed conditions for registration
have been fulfilled.

(3) The certificate of provisional registration of a political party shall be
in Form PP. 3 set out in the First Schedule.

4. (1) An application for full registration of a political party shall be in
duplicate in Form PP. 4 set out in the First Schedule, and shall be submitted to
the Registrar in duplicate together with a declaration by two office bearers of
the proposed political party in support of the application in Form PP. 5 set out
in the First Schedule.

(2) The Registrar shall, on receipt of an application under paragraph (1),
scrutinize it and may issue a certificate of full registration on payment by the
applicant of the fees specified in the Second Schedule, if he is satisfied that the
conditions prescribed for full registration have been fulfilled.
L.N. 111/2008.
Citation.
Interpretation.
Applications for
provisional
registration of a
political party.
Application for full
registration of a
political party.
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(3) The certificate of full registration of a political party shall be in Form
PP.6 set out in the First Schedule.

(4) Where an application is made for full registration of a political party,
the applicants shall surrender the certificate of provisional registration to the
Registrar, unless they account for its absence to his satisfaction by way of an
affidavit and a police abstract.

5. (1) Where an office bearer of a registered political party ceases to hold
office, or a person is appointed to be an office bearer of a registered political
party, the political party shall, within thirty (30) days, send notice thereof to
the Registrar.

(2) A notice under paragraph (1) shall be in duplicate in Form PP. 7 set
out in the First Schedule.

6. (1) Where a registered political party changes the location of its head
office or changes its postal address, it shall, within fourteen days of such change,
send notice thereof to the Registrar.

(2) A notice under paragraph (1) shall be in duplicate in Form PP. 8 or
Form PP. 9, as the case may be, set out in the First Schedule.

7. (1) A notification by a registered political party of its intention to
change its name, abbreviated name, distinguishing mark or symbol shall be in
duplicate in Form PP.10 set out in the First Schedule, and the Registrar shall,
in writing, notify the applicant of his decision thereon.

(2) The Registrar may refuse to register a change in the name of a
registered political party, where the proposed name—

(a) is identical to that of any other registered political party; or

(b) so nearly resembles the name of another registered political party
as, in the opinion of the Registrar, is likely to deceive, mislead or
confuse the public or the members of either party; or

(c) is in the opinion of the Registrar, undesirable; or

(d) is prohibited under section 20 of the Act or under any other written
law.

Provided if for historical reasons the names resemble the names shall
be allowed.

(3) A notification by a registered political party of its intention to change
any of the provisions of its constitution, rules or regulations shall, be made in
duplicate in Form PP. 11 set out in the First Schedule.

(4) The Registrar shall, prior to refusing to effect a change under this
regulation, notify his intention and reasons to the political party concerned and
Notice of change of
office bearers.
Notice of change
of location of head
office or postal
address.
Notification of
changes, alterations
in name, constitution
etc. of political party.
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[Subsidiary ] shall give the political party an opportunity to submit reasons, if any, why the
application should not be refused.

(5) Where the name of a registered political party is changed, the Registrar
shall issue a fresh certificate or registration upon the original certificate being
surrendered to him unless its absence is accounted for to his satisfaction by
way of an affidavit and a police abstract.

8. A notification to the Registrar under regulations 5 or 7 shall be
accompanied by a copy of the minutes of the meeting at which the resolution
to effect the change was passed, certified as a true copy by three of the office
bearers of the political party.

9. (1) The register of political parties required to be kept under section
4 of the Ac t shall be in Form PR.1 set out in the Third Schedule.

(2) The Registrar shall record in the register all registration, changes of
the registered names, abbreviated names, distinguishing marks or symbols of
parties and cancellations of registrations.

(3) The Registrar may remove a political party’s entry from the
register—

(a) in the case of a party that has been registered provisionally and
has not applied for full registration, one hundred and eighty days
after that registration; or

(b) on cancellation of the registration of a political party.

(4) On payment of the prescribed fee, any person may inspect the register
and any other documents relating to any political party lodged under this Act,
and may obtain from the Registrar a copy of any document.

10. If the Registrar determines that the requirements of the regulations
have not been met, he shall inform the applicant of the proposed political
party and require him to correct any information within fourteen days of such
notification.

11. (1) Every fully registered political party shall submit to the Registrar,
not later than six months after the end of financial year, a copy of an audited
statement of accounts and the auditor’s report on those accounts.

(2) The Accounts referred to in paragraph (1) shall be accompanied by
a statement in duplicate in Form PP. 12 set in the First Schedule.

12. (1) Every fully registered political party shall submit to the Registrar
annually a return related to its Constitution, objects, office bearers, membership
and finances which shall be accompanied by a resolution of the annual general
meeting in support thereof.

(2) The Registrar may, at any time, require a party to submit to him
a return or report relating to the constitution, objects, office-bearers and
Approval of change.
Register of
particulars of
political parties.
Correction of
information.
Annual Accounts.
Returns and reports.
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[Subsidiary] membership as well as the finances of the party.

(3) Every office-bearer and every person managing or assisting in the
management of a party shall forthwith comply with any requirement made by
the Registrar under paragraph (2).

13. Every notice, application, statement or other document required under
the Ac t or these Regulations to be furnished or sent to the Registrar shall be
signed by at least two office-bearers of the political party concerned.

14. Any notice which the Registrar is required under the Regulations to
give to any political party shall be deemed to have been given to the party if
sent by registered post addressed to the party at its postal address.

15. In the event of a breach of political party of any provision of these
Regulations, every office-bearer of the party concerned shall be guilty of an
offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand
shillings, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.

16. Where under section 26 or 39 of the Act the Registrar cancels the
registration of a political party, he shall give notification of the cancellation to
the party in Form PP. 13 set out in the First Schedule.

FIRST SCHEDULE

FORM PP. 1
(r. 3 (1))

applIC at I on for pro VI s I onal reg I strat I on of a pol I t IC al party

Application is hereby made for provisional registration of ………..
……………..
(Name of political party) (Hereinafter called “the party”) under the Political
Parties Ac t, 2007.

1. The principal office of the party is situated at ………………………………….
………………………………………………
……………………………….

2. The postal address of the party is ……………………….
……………………….
..……………………………………………
………………………………
3. The titles, names, and postal addresses of the proposed office bearers ….
………………………………………………
………………………………
………………………………………………
………………………………
4. The abbreviation of the proposed party is ……………………
………………..
………………………………………………
………………………………
5. We annex hereto marked “A” two true copies of the constitution and or
rules of the party and the proposed emblem. Provision has been made in
the constitution or rules of the political party for the following matters in
accordance with section (19) (1) of the Act.

Notices to be signed
by office bearers.
Notices by Registrar
to be sent by
registered post.
Offences and
penalties.
Notification of
cancellation of
registration of a
political party.
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[Subsidiary ]

Matters to be set forth in the constitution or rules Number of the rule under
which provision is made
for each matter
1. The name of the party and any abbreviation (if
used).
2. The objects of the political party.
3. The situation of the registered office of the party.
4. The eligibility for membership of the party.
5. The admission and resignation of members.
6. The rights and duties of members.
7. Disciplinary measures against members and the
methods and procedures for their suspension or
expulsion from the party, including the reasons for
such measures, and in the case of suspension or
expulsion from the party, stating the justification for
the decision taken.
8. The general organization of the party.
9. The district organizations of the party and their
functions.
10. Disciplinary measures against district/constituency
branches.
11. Composition and powers of the governing body and
other organs.
12. Titles of officers, their terms of office and the
method of their election, appointment, dismissal and
suspension.
13. The authority for and the method of filling vacancies
on committees.
14. The frequency of, quorums for, and dates of general
meetings of the members of the party.
15. The rates of entrance and subscription fees (if any) for
party membership.
16. The custody and investment of the funds and property
of the party, and the designation of the persons
responsible for them.
17. The purposes for which the funds may be used, and
in particular the prohibition against the distribution of
funds among members.
18. The inspection of the books and list of members of the
party by any member or officer.
19. The annual or periodical audit of accounts.
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20. The formation of district/constituency branches.
21. The manner of amending the name, constitution or
rules of the party.
22. The manner of the dissolution of the party and the
disposal of its property on dissolution.
23. Matters which may only be decided upon by a meeting
of party members or, as the case may be, of district
representatives.
24. The pre-conditions, form and time limits for convening
meetings of party members and district representatives
and the official recording of the resolutions passed at
such meetings.
25. Which district/constituency branches (if any) and
other organs of the party are authorized to submit or
sign election proposals for elections to Parliament or
any local authority where there are no other relevant
legal provisions.
26. The form and details of a financial structure, which
satisfies the provisions of this Act.
27. Polling of members and the procedures to be adopted
when there is a vote on a poll passing a resolution for
the dissolution of the party or of a district/constituency
branch.
28. Democratic practices that cover gender, nomination
and human rights.
6. We annex hereto marked “B” a declaration in Form PP.2 in support of this application.

Name ID/Passport No. Signature
1.
2.
Dated ………………………………………………..……
………..

NOTE: The attention of applicants is drawn to the need to complete and submit
form PP. 2

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[Subsidiary ] FORM PP. 2 (r. 3(1))
DeclaraT ion in su PP or T of an aPP lica T ion for Provisional
regisT ra T ion of a PoliT ical ParT y

We, the founding members, whose signatures are subscribed hereto, do
hereby solemnly declare as follows—

1. That the constitution or policy of our party—

(a) does not advocate or further the interests of—

(i) any religious belief or group; or
(ii) any tribal, ethnic or racial group or gender; or

(iii) only a particular area within Kenya.

(b) does not accept or advocate the use of force or violence as a means
of attaining its political objectives.

(c) does not advocate or aim to carry on its political objectives
exclusively in one part of Kenya.

2. That the party will carry out periodic and democratic elections of its
leadership as provided in the constitution submitted with the application for
provisional registration.

This declaration is made to the best of our knowledge, information and
belief.

Made this ………………………… day of …………
………….. 20 ………

Names and signatures of three founding members

1. Name …………………………………………
………………………………
Signature ………………………………….……
……………………………
ID/Passport No. ……………………………………
………………………..

2. Name …………………………………………
…………………………….
Signature ……………………………..………
……………………………
ID/Passport No. …………………….……….……
………………………..
3. Name ……………………..……….……………
…………………………..
Signature ………………………………………
…………………………
ID/Passport No. ……………………………………
…………………..

In the presence of a

Commissioner of Oaths/Magistrate

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FORM PP. 3 r. 3(3)

Serial No. ……………………….

CertI f IC ate of pro VI s I onal reg I strat I on of a pol I t IC al party

I hereby certify that …………………………… has this day been provisionally
registered as a political party under the Political Parties Act, 2007

Dated this ………………….. day of ………………
………… 2007

This certificate is valid for one hundred and eighty days from the date of
issue.
………………………………………………
………………………………..

REGISTRAR OF POLITICAL PARTIES.
Official Stamp

FORM PP. 4 (r. 4(1)

applIC at I on for full reg I strat I on of a pol I t IC al party

Application is hereby made for full registration of ……………..
………………
………………………………………………
…………………………………
………………………………………………
…………………………………
(Name of the party) as a political party under the Political Parties Ac t, 2007.

1. The political party has been provisionally registered under Certificate of
Provisional Registration No …………………….. which is annexed hereto,
marked “A” or is an original party registered under the Societies Act and the
Certificate Registration Number is …………………………………. Which
is annexed hereto and marked “A” ………… (delete as applicable)

2. The party has fulfilled all the conditions as regards:

(a) Obtained not less than two hundred members who are registered as voters
for the purposes of parliamentary elections from each province;

(b) On its governing body, a member from each province ordinarily resident
to vote in such province;

(c) Submitted a list of the names, addresses and identification particulars of at
least one founding member of the political party ordinarily resident in each
district and such other particulars as the Registrar may prescribe;

(d) Submitted to the Registrar the exact location of its head office, which shall
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be its registered office within Kenya, and a postal address to which notices
and other communication may be sent, together with the exact locations
and addresses of its district offices if any;

(e) The nomination and disposition of the party leadership, as stated in our
declaration in Form PP.5 which is annexed hereto, marked “B”.

(f) We annex hereto, marked “C”, two true copies of the revised constitution
and rules of the party ( where applicable );

Dated this …………………… day of ………………
.……….. 20 …………..
Names and signatures of three officials
1. Name …………………..……………………. Si
gnature …………………….
ID/Passport No. …………………………………
……..

2. Name …………………..……………………. Si
gnature …………………….
ID/Passport No. …………………………………
……..

3. Name …………………..……………………. Si
gnature …………………….
ID/Passport No. …………………………………
……..

FORM PP. 5 (r. 4 (1)

DeC larat I on In support of an appl IC at I on or full reg I strat I on
of a pol I t IC al party

……………………………………………….
………..…………………. (Name
of the political party)

We, the applicants whose signatures are subscribed hereto do hereby solemnly
declare as follows—

1. The political party in respect of which we seek full registration has been
provisionally registered and the provisional registration is subsisting.

2. The party has obtained not less than two hundred members who are registered
as voters for purposes of parliamentary elections from each province.

3. The names of the founding members of the party are indicated in Part II of
this Form.

4. The no alien has been appointed to any office to be a founding, ordinary or
other member of the political party.

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part I
number of m embers of the pol I t IC al party a CC or DI ng to pro VI n C es
Name of Province Number of Members
(1) …………………………………..……………
. ……………………………….
(2) ……………..…………..…………..………
.. ……………………………….
(3) ………………………………..…….………
… ……………………………….
(4) ……………..……………….………………
.. ……………………………….
(5) ………………….……………..……………
… ………………………………..
(6) ……………….………………………………
.. .……………………………….
(7) ……………..…………………………………
.. ………………………………..
(8) ……………..…………………….…………
…. ………………………………..
Signed by Officials/Applicants
Name Address Signature

1. ……………….……….……….. ……….……………. ……..…………

ID/Passport No. ……………………….
2. ……………….……….……….. ……….……………. ……..…………

ID/Passport No. ……………………….
3. ……………….……….……….. ……….……………. ……..…………

ID/Passport No. ……………………….

In the presence of:
Commissioner of Oaths/Magistrate

part II
partIC ulars of foun DI ng m embers of the pol I t IC al party

Name Address Designation Position Held Date of Appointment/
Election
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
This declaration is made to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.
Made this ………………………………. day of ……
…………… 20 ………………..

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1. Name ………………………………………………
…………………………….
Signature …………………………………………
……..
ID/Passport No. ……………………………………
….
2. Name ………………………………………………
…………………………….
Signature …………………………………………
……..
ID/Passport No. ……………………………………
….
3. Name ………………………………………………
…………………………….
Signature …………………………………………
……..
ID/Passport No. ……………………………………
….
In the presence of:
Commissioner of Oath/Magistrate

part III
party m embersh I p VerI f IC at I on *

Name of Province ……………………………………
……………………….
Name of Member ………………………………………
….………………….
Age ……………………………………………
……………..……………….
Sex ……………………………………………
………………………………
Occupation …………………………………………
…………………………
Profession …………………………………………
………….………………
Religion …………………………………………
……………..……………..
Residence (District, town, village) …………………………………………….
Postal Address …………………………………………
……………………..
……………………………………………
………………….……………..
Village/Ward or other Local Leader ………………………………
…………..
………………………………………………………….
…………………………………………….
Party Membership Card No. …………………….……………
……….………….
Issued (date) …………….………… at …………
………..…………… (place)
ID/Passport No. …………………………………………….
……………………………
*Note: These particulars must be given in respect of at least 200 party
members per province.
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FORM PP. 6 (r. 4(3)

Serial No. …………………

CertI f IC ate of full reg I strat I on of a pol I t IC al party

I here by certify that …………………………………
…………………………
has this day been fully registered as a political party under the Political Parties Ac t,
2007
Dated this …………………. day of …………………
……….. 20 …………..
………………………………………………
REGISTRAR OF POLITICAL PARTIES
Official Stamp.

FORM PP. 7 (r.5(2)
notIC e of Change of off IC e -bearers of a pol I t IC al party
Name of political party ……………………………………
………………
1. The following persons have ceased to be office-bearers of the party:
Full name Designation Date of Vacating Office
………………….………… ……………………
…..…….………. ………….
………………….………… ……………………
…..…….………. ………….
………………….………… ……………………
…..…….………. ………….
2. The following persons have been appointed/elected office-bearers of the party

Full name Designation Date if Appointment/
Election to Office
1.
2.
3.
Dated this …………… day of ………………………
.. 20 ……………

Name Designation Signature ID/Passport No.
1.
2.

NOTE: “Office-bearer”, in relation to a party, means any person who is the chairman,
deputy chairman, secretary or treasurer of that party, or who is a member of
the governing or executive body thereof or who holds in the party any office
or position similar to any of those offices.
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FORM PP. 8 (r. 6 (2)

notIC e of Change of lo C at I on of hea D off IC e of a pol I t IC al party

Notice is hereby given that the location of the head office of the political party
known as …………………………………………
… was on the ……….….. day of
…………………….….. 20… .. changed from ……………
…………………..…………… to
……..……………

Dated this …………………. day of ……….…………
………….. 20 …………

Full Name Designation Signature ID/Passport No.
1.
2.
3.

FORM PP. 9 (r. 6 (2)

notIC e of Change of postal aDD ress of a pol I t IC al party

Notice is hereby given that the postal address of the political party kn
own as
………………………………………….……………
……. was on the …………………….
day of ……….………………………….……………
… 20 ……….. changed from
……………………………………….. to ……
……………..…………..
Dated this ……………………..day of ……………
…….. 20 …………

Full Name Designation Signature ID/Passport No.
1.
2.
3.
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FORM PP. 10 (r.7 (1)

notIC e of Change of name of a pol I t IC al party

Notice is hereby made for approval to change the name of the political p
arty
known as ……………..………………………………….
……………………………..
to ……………………………………………………
……………………….……….
The reason why this change is desired is ………….……………………………
………………………………………………
…………………………………
We annex minutes with resolution for change of name.

Dated this ………………… day of ………………..…
………… 20 ………

Full Name Designation Signature ID/Passport No.
1.
2.
3.

FORM PP. 11 (r. 7(4)

notIC e of Change of Const I tut I on or rules of a pol I t IC al party

Notice is hereby given that the political party known as …………
…………
………………………………………………
…………………………… has
changed its Constitution/Rules in the following respects, that is to say:
………………………………………………
…………………………………
………………………………………………
…………………………………
………………………………………………
…………………………………
Dated this ………………. day of …………………
……….. 20 ……….

Full Name Designation Signature ID/Passport No.
1……………………………….. ……………………. ………………. …………………
2……………………………….. ……………………. ………………. ……………….
3……………………………….. ……………………. ………………. ……………….

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FORM PP. 12 (r.11 (2)

return of annual aCC ounts of a pol I t IC al party for the year en D e D
…………….………………….. 20 …………

We, the undersigned, being authorized office-bearers of the political party
known as ………………………………….………
…………………………
………………………………………………
…………………………………
………………………………………………
…………………………………
do hereby submit herewith a copy of the audited statement of accounts for the
year stated above and the auditors’ report on those accounts as approved by the
resolution of the Annual General Meeting.

Dated this ………….………….. day of ……………
………. 20 ………
Full Name Designation Signature ID/Passport No.
1. ………………..…….. …………….. …
……….. ………….…..
2. ………………..…….. …………….. …
……….. ………….…..
3. ………………..…….. …………….. …
……….. ………….…..

FORM PP. 13 (r.16)

Serial No. ………………

notI f IC at I on of CanC ellat I on of the reg I strat I on of a pol I t IC al party

To ………………………………………………
…………………………………………
…………………………………………………
…………………………………
I hereby give you notice that, in exercise of the powers conferred upon me by
section ………………………. ( indicate applicable section ) of the Political Parties
Act, 2007, I have this day cancelled the registration of the political party known
as ………………………………………………
……………………………………
on the ground that ……………………………………
…………………………
………………………………………………
…………………………………
…………………………………………………
…………………………………
Dated this…………………………. day of ………..
………… 20 …………

………………………………………..…….
REGISTRAR OF POLITICAL PARTIES
Official Stamp
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SECOND SCHEDULE (r. 3 (2), (4 (2))
fees
Matter Fees (KSh.)

1. Application for provisional registration ……………………………. 100,000
1. Application for full registration …………………………..……….. 500,000
3. Application for official search …………………………………….…….. 500
4. Application for a copy of any certificate or filed document or for a
certified extract from the register (per page) ………………………… 10

THIRD SCHEDULE
FORM PR 1 (r.9)
regI ster of part IC ulars of pol I t IC al part I es

FOLIO No. ……………

A. Name of Political Party …………….…………………
.. File No …………
B. Postal Address of Party …………..…………………..
C. Location of Head Office of Party …..……………….
D. Particulars of Provisional Registration.

Date of receipt
of application
for provisional
registration
Date when
application refused
or granted ( delete as
applicable )
Certificate
Serial No.
(Form PP.3)
Date of
issue

E. Particulars of Full Registration of Political Party:

Certificate of full
registration serial No
…..……..
(Form PP. 6)
Date of issue Date of cancellation

F. Change of name of Political Party:
(i) New name ……………………….………………
………………..
(ii) Date of change of name ……………………………
……………
(iii) Change of constitution/Rules (date) …………………
………….
(iv) Change of office bearers ………………………………………….
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THE POLITICAL PARTIES (FUNDING) REGULATIONS
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Political Parties (Funding)
Regulations, 2009.
2. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—
“Act” means the Political Parties Act;
” financial year” means the period of twelve months ending on the
thirtieth June each year;
“Commission” means the Interim Independent Electoral Commission of
Kenya established by section 41 of the Constitution;
“Fund” means the Political Parties Fund established under section 28
of the Act;
“political party” means a political party registered under the Act;
“Registrar” means the Registrar of political parties designated as such
under section 3 of the Act.
“workplan” means a schedule showing the activities the political party
intends to undertake, their costs and timeframe.
3. (1) The Commission shall open a bank account for the Fund.
(2) Payment of moneys allocated to political parties in accordance with
these Regulations shall be made, with the approval of the Commission, out of
that bank account.
4. (1) The Registrar shall be responsible for the administration and day
to day management of the Fund.
(2) The Registrar shall cause to be kept all proper books and records of
the income and expenditure of the Fund.
(3) The accounts of the Fund shall be audited and reported upon by
the Controller and Auditor General in accordance with the provisions of the
Public Audit Act
5. Allocation of moneys from the Fund to political parties shall be
made—
(a) in accordance with section 30 (3) of the Act; and
(b) on the approval of the annual work plan of the political party.
6. (1) A political party shall within sixty days after it is issued with a
certificate of full registration, submit to the Registrar a statement giving details
L.N. 162/2009.
Citation.
Interpretation.
Fund account.
Management and
control of the Fund.
Allocation from the
Fund.
Declaration of assets
upon registration.
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of the assets and liabilities of the political party at the time of regi
stration.
(2) The statement under paragraph (1) shall be in Form PP14 set out in
the Schedule.
(3) The statement of assets and liabilities of a political party shall be
supported by a declaration made by the signatories to the political parties fund
account in Form PP15 set out in the Schedule.
7. An application for allocation of moneys from the Fund shall be in
Form PP16 set out in the Schedule.
8. (1) Every fully registered political party shall, at least ninety days
before an election, submit to the Registrar a declaration of the assets and
liabilities of the political party.
(2) The declaration under paragraph (1) shall be in Form PP17 set out
in the Schedule.
9. (1) Every fully registered political party participating in an election
shall, within ninety days after the elections, submit to the Registrar a declaration
of expenditure for each candidate supported by the political party.
(2) The declaration under paragraph (1) shall be in Form PP18set out
in the Schedule.
10. (1) Every fully registered political party shall within three months
of the financial year, submit to the Registrar a declaration of the sources of the
funds of that political party.
(2) The declaration under paragraph (1) shall be in Form PP19set out
in the Schedule.
11. (1) The Secretary-General of a political party which is allocated
moneys from the Fund shall
(a) be the accounting officer of the political party with respect to the
moneys allocated from the Fund;
(b) be one of the two signatories to the bank account of the funds
allocated to the political party;
(c) account for the moneys allocated to that political party;
(d) ensure that the political party complies with these Regulations;
and
(e) in addition to any other duties imposed by the Ac t and these
Regulations ensure that the money allocated to the political party
is not used for a purpose not authorized by the Act.
(2) The accounting officer shall keep separate books and records of
accounts in the prescribed manner, in respect of the funds of the political
Application for
funds.
Declaration of assets
before elections.
Declaration of assets
after elections.
Sources of Funds.
Accounting officer.
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party and all transactions for each financial year for which moneys have been
allocated from the Fund.

12. (1) Every political party to which moneys are allocated from the
Fund shall—
(a) open a banking account with a bank registered in Kenya, for the
funds allocated to the political party; and
(b) appoint one other party official as a signatory to the bank
account.
SCHEDULE
FORM PP. 14 (r. 6 (2))

statement of assets an D lI ab I l I t I es upon reg I strat I on
of a pol I t IC al party

NAME OF POLITICAL PARTY………………………………………..………..…
CERTIFICATE NO………………………

STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES AS OF…………………………….
………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………
(This date being Sixty Days from date of full registration)

CURRENT ASSETS

Cash on Hand
Cash on Deposit
Accounts Receivable
Bonds, Stocks, Other Investments
Inventory
Other (Describe)
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS
LONG TERM ASSETS

Investments
Furniture And Fixtures
Office Equipment
Land And Buildings
Others (Describe)
A long term assets
total assets
Bank account.
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CURRENT LIABILITIES

Accounts Payable
Wages, Salaries Payable
Short Term Loans Payable
Others (Describe)
total Current lI ab I l I t I es
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

Long Term Loans Payable
Others (Describe)
B
C long term lI ab I l I t I es
total l I ab I l I t I es
surplus /Def ICI t (a – f IC)
ItemI ze D DetaI ls of sour C es of assets an D lI ab I l I t I es
(1) CURRENT ASSETS

Particulars Name of Contributor Address Amount
(KSh.)
Date
Received Cash on Hand (a)
(b)
Cash on
Deposit (a)
(b)
Accounts
Receivable (a)
(b)
Other
(Describe) (a)
(b)
(2) LONG-TERM ASSETS

Particulars Name of Contributor Address Amount
(KSh.)
Date
Received Investments (a)
(b)
Furniture And
Fixture
(a)
(b)
Office
Equipment
(a)
(b)
Other
(Describe)
(a)
(b)
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(3) CURRENT LIABILITIES

Particulars Name of Contributor Address Amount
(KSh.)
Date
Received Accounts
Payable
(a)
(b)
Wages And
Salaries
(a)
(b)
Short Term
Loans
(a)
(b)
Others
(Describe)
(a)
(b)
(4) LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

Particulars Name of Contributor Address Amount
(KSh.)
Date
Received Long Term
Loans
(a)
(b)
Others
(Describe)
(a)
(b)
statement of InC ome an D expen DI ture
INCOME

Membership Fees
Dividends on Shares
Rent Received
Profit on Sale of Assets
Others (Describe) A

total InC ome
EXPENDITURE

Salaries
Rent Paid
Transport
Electricity Bill
Stationary, Printing, Photocopying
Others (Describe) B
C

t otal expen DI ture

surplus /Def ICI t (a — b )
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[Subsidiary] This declaration is made to the best of our knowledge, information and
belief.
Made this …..…….……….. day of ………….………
……….. 20……….
Name and signatures of two party officials
1. Name ……………………………………………
……………………………
Signature …………………..…………………
……………………………
ID/Passport No ………………………………………
………………………..
2. Name ………………………………………………
…………………………
Signature …………………..…………………
……………………………
ID/Passport No ………………………………………
………………………..

In the presence of a
Commissioner of Oaths/Magistrate
FORM PP. 15 (r. 6 (3))
DeC larat I on of sI gnator I es to pol I t IC al part I es fun D aCC ount
PART A: ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Name of Political Party:
Full Name of Treasurer:
Address ID. No.
Full Name of Secretary General:
Address ID. No.
PART B:
(to be used only for the Political Parties Fund Account )

Account Number
Name of Signatories to Account (1)
(2)
Full Name of Bank
Address
Town/Branch

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Account Number
Name of Signatories to Account (1)
(2)
Full Name of Bank
Address
Town/Branch
This declaration is made to the best of our knowledge, information and
belief.
Made this …..…….……….. day of ………….………
……….. 20……….
Name and signatures of two party officials
1. Name ……………………………………………
……………………………
Signature …………………..…………………
……………………………
ID/Passport No ………………………………………
………………………..
2. Name ………………………………………………
…………………………
Signature …………………..…………………
……………………………
ID/Passport No ………………………………………
………………………..

In the presence of a
Commissioner of Oaths/Magistrate
FORM PP. 16 (r. 7 (1))
applIC at I on for fun DI ng of a pol I t IC al party
A. Party Information :
1. Date of application: …………………………………………
……………………………….
2. Name of Party: ………………………………………………
………………………………..
3. Registration No: ….…………………….…….……
………………………
4. Physical Address: ………………………………………………………
…………………….
5. Current Address: ………………………………………………………
………………………
6. Tel No: ………………………………… Fax: ………………..
………………………………..
7. Website URL: ………………………………. Email: ……………
…………………………
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B. Contact Information :
(Please provide contact information of person responsible for
programme/project )
1. Name: ………………………………………………………
……………………………………..
2. Title: …………………………………………………………
…………………………………….
3. Tel No: ……………………………….. Fax: …………………
………………………………..
4. Email: ……………………………………………………..
………………………………………
C. Expenditure Information :
1. Please list the project’s budget expense items to be supported by this fund:

Type of Expense Amount Purpose
total
D. ENCLOSURES:
• Original copy of all required forms
• Work Plan
This declaration is made to the best of our knowledge, information and
belief.
Made this …..…….……….. day of ………….………
……….. 20……….
Names and signatures of two party officials
a. Name …………..………………………………..
..………
Signature …………..……………………………
..……
ID/Passport No ………..…………………………
……..
b. Name ………………………………………………
.……
Signature ………………………………………
………
ID/Passport No …………..…………………………
….

In the presence of a
Commissioner of Oaths/Magistrate
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DeC larat I on of assets an D lI ab I l I t I es of pol I t IC al party
NAME OF POLITICAL PARTY………………………… CERTIFICATE NO ….
STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES AS OF…………………….
(This date being Ninety Days before date of Election )
CURRENT ASSETS

Cash on Hand
Cash on Deposit
Accounts Receivable
Bonds, Stocks, Other Investments
Inventory
Other (Describe)
total Current assets

FIXED ASSETS

Investments
Furniture And Fixtures
Office Equipment
Land And Buildings
Others (Describe)
total fI xe D assets
total assets

CURRENT LIABILITIES

Accounts Payable
Wages, Salaries Payable
Loans Payable
Others (Describe)
total Current lI ab I l I t I es

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

Loans Payable
Others (Describe)
total long term lI ab I l I t I es
total l I ab I l I t I es
surplus /Def ICI t (a – b )
statement of InC ome an D expen DI ture as at ……………………………..
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INCOME

Membership Fees
Dividends on Shares
Rent Received
Profit on Sale of Assets
Others (Describe)
total InC ome
EXPENDITURE

Salaries
Rent Paid
Transport
Electricity Bill
Stationary, Printing, Photocopying
Others (Describe)
t otal expen DI ture surplus /D ef ICI t (a — b )
This declaration is made to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.
Made this …..…….……….. day of ………….………
……….. 20……….
Name and signatures of two party officials
1. Name ……………………………………………
……………………………
Signature …………………..…………………
……………………………
ID/Passport No ………………………………………
………………………..
2. Name ………………………………………………
…………………………
Signature …………………..…………………
……………………………
ID/Passport No ………………………………………
………………………..
In the presence of a
Commissioner of Oaths/Magistrate
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FORM PP. 18 (r. 9 (2))
DeC larat I on of expen DI ture after ele C t I ons for ea C h Can DID ate
supporte D by a pol I t IC al party
NAME OF POLITICAL PARTY………………………CERTIFICATE NO……….
Details of Candidate

Name of Candidate Supported:
Membership No: I.D. No:
Constituency/Ward:
Telephone No: Address:
Email:

ItemI ze D DetaI ls of InC ome an D expen DI ture InC urre D In
relat I on to the ele C t I on

Source of
Income
Details of Expenditure Incurred Before &
During Elections
Amount
(Examples are
given below)
(details to whether the expenditure was
incurred before or during the election
period)
(A) Members
contribution
Broadcasting an election-related
advertisement e.g. a television or radio
advertisement Publishing an advertisement
in a journal (including papers and
magazines)
Displaying an election –related advertisement
at a place of entertainment (e.g. cinema)
Production of any advertisement which is
broadcast, published or displayed as above
(even if such production is done outside the
election period)
( B ) D o n a t i o n
from…
P r o d u c i n g a n d d i s t r i b u t i n g e l e c t o r a l
matter addressed to particular persons or
organizations (e.g. mail-outs to households)
Consultant’s or advertising agent’s fees for
services provided during election period
Costs of carrying out an opinion poll or other
research related to the election
Transport costs to the polling stations
Include others (describe )
total of all expen DI ture

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DECLARATION OF CANDIDATE
I certify that the information contained in this return and its attachments is true,
complete and accurate in every particular, that no other expenditure of any
kind to be disclosed were incurred on my behalf and that the relevant records
required to be kept have been kept and will, if requested for, be made available
for inspection at ………………………… (being the party offices)
Signature of Candidate ……………….……..….. Date …
……………………
This declaration is made to the best of our knowledge, information and
belief.
Made this…………………… day of………………
………20…………..
Name and signatures of Secretary General and Treasurer
1. Name …………………………………………………
……………..
Signature …………………………………….
..……………………
ID/Passport No……………………………..……
.…………………
2. Name ……………………………………..……
…………………..
Signature …………………………………….
..……………………
ID/Passport No. …………………………………
…………………
In the presence of a
Commissioner of Oaths/magistrate
This declaration must be lodged within ninety days after polling day in the
election and any relevant document pertaining to details in this declaration
must be made available for inspection and audit by the Registrar .

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FORM PP. 19 (r.10 (2))
DeC larat I on of sour C es of fun D s of a pol I t IC al party
NAME OF POLITICAL PARTY……………..…..…. CERTIFICATE NO……
STATEMENT OF SOURCES OF FUNDS AS OF ……………………………
(Being Within Three Months of the Financial Year )

Source Name of
Contributor
Address Amount
(KSh.)
Date
Received
Political Parties
Fund
(a)
(b)
Membership Fees (a)
(b)
Member
Contributions
(a)
(b)
Contributions In
Kind
(a)
(b)
Donations (a)
(b)
Others (Describe) (a)
(b)
total

ItemI ze D DetaI ls of Contr I butors
(A) MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS

Name of Contributor ID. No. /
PIN No. Address Amount
(KSh.)
1
2
3
1
(B) CONTRIBUTIONS IN KIND

Name of Contributor ID. No. /
PIN No. Address Amount
(KSh.)
1
2
3

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(C) DONATIONS

Name of Contributor ID. No. /
PIN No. Address Amount
(KSh.)
1
2
3

Note .— Any contributions exceeding Kshs.5 Million should be accompanied by
written authorization by the Registrar
This declaration is made to the best of our knowledge, information and
belief.
Made this ………….…….. day of ………………….…
………20 ………..
Name and signatures of Secretary General and Treasurer
1. Name ………………………….…………………
…………………………..
Signature ……………………….………………
……………………………
ID/Passport No. ……………….…………………
..…….…………………
2. Name ……………………………..……………
…..………………………..
Signature …………………………….…………
……………………………
ID/Passport No. …………………..………………
…………………………
In the presence of a
Commissioner of Oaths/magistrate

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