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Compliance Officer at Office of The Registrar of Political Parties

Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) is a state office established under Article 260 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, and the Political Parties Act, 2011. The mandate of the office, among others is to regulate the formation, registration, and funding of political parties in accordance with the Constitution and rule of law. The Act is the primary legal reference for management of political parties in accordance with Articles 91 and 92 of the Constitution, which envisages well governed political parties that respect internal democracy and their constitutional status in the Kenyan political system. The ORPP has an organizational structure headed by the Registrar of Political Parties, deputized by three (3) Assistant Registrars. There are four (4) directorates namely; Registration and Regulation; Financial Management; Planning, Research and ICT; and Human Resource Management and Administration.


Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer. The specific duties will entail:

  • Implementing strategies and policies for compliance and regulation of political parties;
  • Implementing guidelines and procedures for tracking compliance by political parties to the law;
  • Publishing statutory documents and sources of funds of political parties;
  • Investigating offences under the act;
  • Implementing and issuing guidelines on sanctions for noncompliance to political parties;
  • Liaising with other agencies to ensure adherence to the law by political parties;
  • Monitoring political party nominations and campaigns to ensure adherence to   PPA and other relevant laws;
  • Liaising with IEBC on adherence to the Election Campaign Finance Act and other relevant laws; and
  • Assisting in development of regulations for the better implementation of the Political Parties Act (PPA).


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor degree in any of the following fields: Laws (LLB) and admitted in the roll of advocates; Political Science, Government and Public Administration or any other related Social science from a  recognized institution;
  • Diploma in Legal Education from the Kenya School of Law; and
  • Certificate in Computer Application Skills from a recognized institution.

Terms of Service

The successful candidate will serve on pensionable terms.

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