If you’re a citizen of Kenya, you have the right to join any political party that you wish to. And if you have recently been added to a party without your consent, then it’s an offense.
If you suspect that someone has maliciously added your name to a political party, or if the party owners are refusing to let you take part in the activities of the party, then there are steps that you can take to check your political membership or resign from the political party.
With political party memberships playing a major role in deciding the 2017 elections and the majority of the people not being able to go to the National membership registration centers, the Office of the registrar of political parties designed an easier way of checking party membership through the e-citizen portal.
The registrar of political parties is responsible for regulating the formation, registration, and funding of political parties in Kenya. They will be able to tell whether or not your name has been added without your consent.
How Do You Check Your Political Membership Online?
- Visit the registrar of the political party portal.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page, click on verify membership registration to check on your party members.
- You will then be redirected to the e-citizen portal. Log in to your e-citizen account to proceed using your ID. If you do not have an e-citizen account, click here to read how to create an account (we can insert a link to our article on creating e-citizen account)
6. And that is how you log in to the ORPP portal. You will see a landing page entailing the services offered by the office of the registrar of political parties. These services include political party membership status, political party membership registration, and political party membership resignation.
7. Click on political membership status to check whether you have been registered to a political party.
Alternatively, you can log in to e-citizen using your ID number and password, then click on the ORPP service. You will then be redirected to step 6 above.
If the results come back that you have not been registered to any political party, you can either choose to register as one by selecting political party membership registration.
Benefits of Registering as a Political Party Member in Kenya
If you want to be involved in politics, there are a few different ways to do it. You can run for office yourself and try to get elected as an independent candidate, or you can join a political party and try to help them win elections.
If you decide to join a political party in Kenya, here are some of the benefits:
- You can vote for the party you want to join and not be forced to vote the way you are told.
- You will have a voice in choosing who will represent your interests at all levels of government.
- You can make sure that the party you support works hard to earn your vote by proposing policies that are good for everyone in Kenya, not just those with money or power.
- You’ll have access to all kinds of information about government policy and how it impacts your life and community.
- You’ll have access to training that will help you become better at making connections with voters, understanding their needs, and helping them understand yours (because ultimately, that’s what politics is all about.
- You’ll be able to meet other people who share your values and goals for Kenya.
Membership in political parties in Kenya is another avenue through which people can express their political will. Membership forms one part of the total electorate after all.
However, when a person wants to find out whether they are a member of any political party, it used to be quite a nightmare. It’s now easy to check political party membership online in Kenya and if you are a subscriber to the said party, you can verify your subscription status through the official website.
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