There is need to relook at the Political Parties Act, to ensure that it is well aligned with the current and future political landscape.
This emerged in the Tharaka MP Hon. George Gitonga Murugara-led Committee of the Justice and Legal Affairs (JLAC), during a consultative engagement with the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP), Ms. Anne Nderitu, and officials from the Electoral Law and Governance Institute for Africa (ELGIA).
The ORPP presented before JLAC the post-election evaluation report, and based on the findings and recommendations in the report, Members discussed further legal reforms that can be included in the Political Parties Act, as the ORPP works on the proposal that will be presented before the Committee.
Hon. Murugara advised ORPP to propose their amendments on the Act clause by clause, and present the proposal before the Committee soon, assuring them of JLAC’s support as they draft the amendments.
“The 2022-2027 electoral cycle is important and calls for a timely and consolidated transition of electoral reforms following a fourth governance transition and in the wake of the prescribed timelines of the delimitation of boundaries. To this end, the Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs is committed to spearheading the enactment of laws on this matter.” Said Hon. Murugara.