Details have emerged on the main reason why the Registrar of Political Parties conducted an inspection the at Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Chungwa House headquarters.
The Registrar of Political Parties in Kenya reportedly did a thorough inspection at Chungwa House on Tuesday 22 June.
Registration Officer Judy Gathoni who represented the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties conducted a routine assessment of the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s led political party.
The ODM Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen, Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna, and Deputy Secretary-General Agnes Zani received the registration office as the ORPP have a mandate given by law to register, regulate, monitor, investigate and supervise political parties.
“A person who fails to furnish particulars or information required to be furnished by a political party or by him under this Act commits an offense,” states part of the registration of political parties law.
“Where a political party commits an offence under this Act, the Registrar shall have the power to— (a) issue a warning and require the political party to conform to this Act within a specified period; (b) suspend the registration of the political party for a period not exceeding twelve months; or (c) withhold funds to the political party for a period not exceeding twelve months,” further reads the provision.