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Registration 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 and responsibilities will entail:

  • Implementing procedures and guidelines for provisional and full registration of Political Parties
  • Participating in development of checklist for provisional and full registration;
  • Ensuring all applications for provisional and full registration are reviewed in accordance with the PPA;
  • Updating of change of particulars of a political parties;
  • Participating in preparation of all statutory documents for publication in the Kenya Gazette and advertisement in the newspaper as provided for in law;
  • Ensuring that the timelines with regard to registration as provided for under the Act is strictly observed;
  • Ensuring that any information required by the Register from the Applicant with regard to change of particulars or registration is timely provided by the client;
  • Scrutinizing and making corrections on registration documents as presented by applicants in readiness for approval;
  • Compiling status reports on the registration of political parties;
  • Assessing applications for registration and providing formal and effective communications to clients with regard to the same;
  • Developing notifications and other relevant statutory documents in relation to registration and changes; and
  • Scrutinising the coalition agreements as deposited to the office to be in line with the Act.


For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Law, Public Administration, Political Science or its equivalent from a recognised institution; 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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