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In the News (Thu 27 Jun 19)

  
  The Standard | Online Edition
The parties are registered by the Registrar of Societies and only go to ECK when they are seeking to have their symbols recognised.
While some experts think that the Kenyan political party lacks a serious ideology and that parties are mere copycats, others are of the view that it is a sign of growing democracy.
Political parties are just vehicles for those who claim political office to sail through the sea of politics,’’ Lumumba says.
www.eastandard.net /mag/mag.php?id=1143964202&catid=169   (915 words)

  
  World Almanac for Kids
Kenya is bounded on the N by Sudan and Ethiopia, on the E by Somalia and the Indian Ocean, on the S by Tanzania, and on the W by Lake Victoria and Uganda.
The chief rivers of Kenya are the Tana and Galana (known as the Athi in its upper course).
The resident population of Kenya (1994 est.) was 27,450,000.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/nations/kenya.html   (3877 words)

  
 Kenya: Political Violence
Their first-hand accounts and other evidence indicate that local ruling party politicians-with support from some national politicians-were instrumental in organizing, supporting, and sustaining the violence in order to displace ethnic communities viewed as likely opposition voters in general elections that were held at the end of 1997.
Kenya is vulnerable to weapons trafficking because of its geographic location in a conflict-ridden region.
In light of the sustained support they received from ruling party politicians, some of the raiders interpreted calls to halt the violence as a sign that it had gone on too long and had become a liability, not as an indicator that the politicians objected to their actions.
www.africaaction.org /docs02/ken0206.htm   (2731 words)

  
 List of political parties - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of political parties around the world in the form of a table including links to the lists of political parties in the countries and entities listed in the list of countries, showing which party system is dominant in each country.
A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues with the aim to participate in power, usually by participating in elections.
Individual parties are properly listed in separate articles under each nation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_political_parties   (257 words)

  
 List of political parties in Kenya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Political parties in Kenya lists political parties in Kenya.
Kenya has a system comparable with a two-party system, since there are two dominant political parties c.q.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Kenya   (210 words)

  
 Political Corruption: challenges and options
Most political systems include formal rules and procedures meant to restrain the exercise of political power and to safeguard human and political rights, but the formal establishment and existence of institutions of horizontal accountability does not in itself mean that they are efficient.
Political economy is most commonly used to refer to interdisciplinary studies that draw on economics, law and political science in order to understand how political institutions, the political environment and capitalism influence each other.
Political parties often lack favourable conditions and incentives for accountable and transparent party financing, and may be dependent upon local political "barons".
www.u4.no /themes/political-corruption/challenges.cfm   (5017 words)

  
 Kenya - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The pre-election period was marred by politically motivated violence and by intimidation and harassment of opponents by members and supporters of the ruling party, Kenya African National Union (KANU) and other candidates.
Kenya refused to vote for a UN resolution calling for the abolition of the death penalty during the 58th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights.
AI delegates visited Kenya in February to conduct research, in March to launch AI’s report on violence against women in Kenya, in July/August to conduct a workshop with non-governmental organizations, and in November and December to conduct research on politically motivated human rights violations during the pre-election and election periods.
web.amnesty.org /report2003/Ken-summary-eng   (1640 words)

  
 UNHCR - Kenya - Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Critique 1995
Detainees were tortured; opposition politicians were arrested and sometimes held incommunicado; peaceful political rallies were dispersed by police with gunfire and tear gas; lawyers investigating human rights abuses were arrested and their documents were seized; violence against women increased; and journalists were harassed and threatened.
The most publicized political trial in 1995 continued to be that of Koigi Wa Wamwere, a former MP from Nakuru, and three co-defendants, who were charged with attacking a police station in 1993.
Influenced by the international outcry condemning the trial as a political witchhunt lacking any credibility, the Chief Magistrate decided against sentencing Wamwere and two of his co-defendants to death; instead, they were each sentenced to two concurrent four-year terms plus three strokes of the cane.
www.unhcr.org /home/RSDCOI/3ae6a6980.html   (1569 words)

  
 Kenya
Kenya is a republic dominated by a strong presidency.
For years after opposition parties again were legalized in 1992, the Government refused to act on a number of political party registration applications.
The United Democratic Movement political party has awaited registration since 1998, and continued to pursue its case in the courts; however, it still was not registered at year's end.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2000/af/index.cfm?docid=841   (19085 words)

  
 Intercountry Adoption Kenya
In case of foreigners not residing in Kenya, the consent of a competent jurisdiction or a government authority situated in the country where both or one of the spouses ordinarily resides, permitting the spouses to adopt a foreign child.
Where the adopter is not a resident of Kenya, require him/her to avail such periodical reports from a court of competent authority in the adopters’ country of residence for such period as the Kenyan court may specify.
Certificate from the enlisted social or child welfare agency sponsoring the application of the foreigner to the effect that the prospective adoptive parents are permitted to adopt a child according to the laws of their country.
travel.state.gov /family/adoption/country/country_409.html   (3176 words)

  
 Kennedy School Op-Ed: Calestous Juma, Allison DiSenso: Political Parties as Tools for Democracy
Party platforms are essentially documents in which political parties enumerate their goals and principles in ways that go beyond rhetorical exhortations.
Parties would be required to develop programmes that reflect the will and needs of the citizenry, and would in turn be elected or defeated based on their policy proposals.
Building modern political parties and associated think-tanks is, therefore, the most urgent political agenda facing the continent.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /ksgnews/Features/opeds/011106_juma.htm   (779 words)

  
 The 2002 Kenya Elections
They proposed that the additional seats be apportioned to the parliamentary political parties according to the number of votes garnered in parliamentary elections.
List PR is the most common of the various systems of proportional representation.
Parties get seats depending on the proportion of votes they win and the winning candidates are taken from the list in order of the positions they occupy.
www.nationaudio.com /elections/politicalparties/Parties_Kanu101.html   (1025 words)

  
 International IDEA | Spotlight: Political Parties in Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Consolidation of African political party systems and political parties is still at an early stage, and the situation varies greatly from country to country.
Country reports on political parties in Kenya, Botswana, Namibia and Ghana are now available in International IDEA's global political parties database, which is continuously updated with more country and regional reports from all over the world.
The reports analyze the internal functioning of political parties (candidate and leadership selection, institutionalization, policy development), and the legal framework (constitutional regulations, political party laws, funding regulations, campaign laws) in which they carry out their activities.
www.idea.int /parties/pp_in_africa.cfm   (324 words)

  
 Gender implications for opening up political parties in Uganda
Political indicators in our country today point to an impending opening up of political parties that will allow for the uninhibited operation of parties that are free to compete for state power.
So, regardless of what political system is in control of the state, and regardless of the lofty rhetoric, when Ugandan women lift the veil off the face of the state, they see nothing but deeply entrenched norms of male privilege and power embedded therein.
Whether the bolt on political parties is unscrewed tomorrow or whether the movement system consolidates its stranglehold, Ugandan women should keep a critical distance from the state, increase its autonomy and focus on the real issues that keep them in a subordinate position.
www.wougnet.org /Documents/gender_politicalparties.html   (1345 words)

  
 9. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Concerning to this matter, it declares that the settlement of disputes between the States Parties, such disputes may be referred to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice with the consent of all the Parties concerned and not by one of the Parties.
The Government of Sweden is of the view that as regards the latter, this general reservation, which does not clearly specify the provisions of the Convention to which it applies and the extent of the derogation therefrom, raises doubts as to the commitment of Qatar to the object and purpose of the Convention.
It is in the common interest of States that treaties to which they have chosen to become parties are respected as to their object and purpose, by all parties, and that States are prepared to undertake any legislative changes necessary to comply with their obligations under the treaties.
www.ohchr.org /english/countries/ratification/9.htm   (7160 words)

  
 Africa - Kenya - Corruption - Worldpress.org
Solomon Owoche, a lecturer of political science at Nairobi's Catholic University of Eastern Africa, blames Kenyans' political apathy for allowing graft to flourish: "We are a populace that can easily be taken for a ride and be conned by politicians because many of us are busy looking into bread-and-butter issues," he posits.
Their mandate is to confer with party leaders, members of Parliament, prominent businessmen, judges, and civil society groups to record their views on current measures to fight corruption and to make suggestions based on what they learn.
Kenyan opposition parties greeted their appointment with criticism, arguing that their services were an expensive public-relations exercise dreamed up by President Moi to placate donors into releasing frozen funds.
www.worldpress.org /print_article.cfm?article_id=459&dont=yes   (1363 words)

  
 Intercountry Adoption Kenya
Foreigners interested in adopting a child in Kenya may wish to employ legal representation that is familiar with Kenya's legal system, as the Kenyan Department of Children’s Services and the Kenyan Regional High Court’s interpretation of adoption laws can vary widely, depending on the case.
All adoption orders are finalized in Kenya prior to applicant’s leaving the country and upon their fulfilling all the requirements listed below.
In case of foreigners not residing in Kenya, the consent of a competent jurisdiction or a government authority situated in the country where both or one of the spouses ordinarily resides, permitting the spouses to adopt a foreign child.  (Note: An approved I-600A or I-600 is usually acceptable);
www.travel.state.gov /family/adoption_kenya.html   (2577 words)

  
 African Political Parties and Organizations on the Web
The party was started because of the reaction to the execution of Dr. Viriato Pã, a lawyer who actively opposed the PAIGC and their practices of clandestine arrests and executions during post-independence.
Has a directory of political parties, the April 2002 Presidential Election, election statistics, the electoral process, decentralization, full text of the electoral law, regional government officials, borders relations, list of Christian and Muslim organizations in Mali, population statistics, another list of political parties, their leaders and addresses.
Has a political parties directory, the results of the 1991 and 1996 presidential elections, the 1998 local government elections, the 1991and 1996 parliamentary elections, text of election related Acts, members of Parliament announcements.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/political-parties-africa.html   (8032 words)

  
 Kenya on the Internet
Historical background to Kenya's Constitution, academic essays on the Constitution, the Constitution as it was in 1963, the Constitution (as of 2002), the issues to be discussed in public hearings, reports of the public hearings, discussion papers by Kenyan professors, public lectures, issues regarding gender, minorities, the disabled, submissions by political groups, civil society groups.
Kenya's foreign policy, history (past foreign ministers and permanent secretaries), public holidays, facts about Kenya with a clickable map, brief political history, presidential profiles, words and an audio file of the national anthem, diplomatic missions in Kenya, Kenya's missions abroad, list of treaties, full text of Presidential speeches, the Foreign Affairs Bulletin.
He was a colonial administrator in Kenya in 1958 and has played a leading role in alerting the world to the loss of biodiversity.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/kenya.html   (9497 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Kenya: Politics to Take Centre Stage As Kenyans Usher in Election Year (Page 1 of 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is not even clear which is the ruling party in the traditional definition of the term.
At that time it was envisaged that the Political Parties Bill, which is still pending, would provide an element of campaign financing.
The important thing is that all those seeking political power not only promise to be accountable and transparent once in office, but demonstrate in word and deed that they are accountable during their campaigns.
www.allafrica.com /stories/200701010014.html   (990 words)

  
 The Myth of Global Conflict
The two massacres have their differences: Rwanda in 1993­94 was a one-party state that had carried out mass indoctrination through absolute control of the mass media; Indonesia in 1965­66 was a politically fragmented state in which certain factions of the armed forces only gradually took control.
So-called centralized polities, with two or three large groups that continually polarize national politics, are less stable than "dispersed" systems, in which each of many smaller groups is forced to seek out allies to achieve its goals.
See the penetrating political analyses by Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph in the New Republic, 22 March 1993 and 14 February 1994, and a historical and ethnographic study by Peter van der Veer, Religious Nationalism: Hindus and Muslims in India (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994).
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/bowen.htm   (4846 words)

  
 www.TheExpatriate.org - information center - Kenya fact sheet - politics
Notably merger was realised when the ruling party KANU and National Development Party [NDP] finally turned their political co-operation into a merger on the 18 March 2002, effectively leading to dissolution of the former,and significantly leading to formation of New KANU.
As a result of the mergers, new party positions was created to accommodate the NDP especially.
Mwai Kibaki of Democratic Party of Kenya, the DP, Hon.
www.theexpatriate.org /info/kenya_fact_sheet_5.asp   (325 words)

  
 Political Parties Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Socialist Party, USA - The party of labor leader Eugene V. Debs, and Norman Thomas, who was probably America's most prominent socialist, The Socialist Party today is at the forefront of the "new socialist" movement.
Fatherland Party - Populist party, in coalition with the "All Russia" Party.
Party of the Hungarian Coalition - Party for the minority Hungarian population.
home.comcast.net /~nhprman/parties.htm   (3424 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Kenya: Storm Over ECK (Page 1 of 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) pleaded with the President to embrace dialogue before exercising his constitutional prerogative, while the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (Supkem) demanded that it be allocated two of the slots.
So critical is the question of who gets appointed as commissioner to Kenya's electoral watchdog that political parties, mainly ODM-Kenya, believe that the elections can only be free and fair if the slots are evenly shared between Government, the Opposition and other fringe parties, as was done in 1997.
Worried that the whole exercise of picking new commissioners could be influenced by powerful political forces to favour President Kibaki's Government, LSK on Wednesday put a plea to the Head of State to extend the tenure of chairman Mr Samuel Kivuitu and his deputy Mr Mukele beyond the elections.
www.allafrica.com /stories/200701110008.html   (714 words)

  
 AWID - Analysis by AWID
Kenya held a referendum to approve or reject a draft constitution.
FIDA Kenya and the League of Kenya Women Voters took him to court.
This list is only open to members of AWID.
www.awid.org /go.php?list=analysis&prefix=analysis&item=00289   (1726 words)

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