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The Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD-Kenya) will move to the Court of Appeal to challenge a ruling by High Court that barred state funding of political parties that did not garner an equivalent of 5% of the votes cast in the general elections.
The Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD-Kenya) , which is an organization of and by political parties and whose objective is to deepen multiparty democracy in Kenya has been seized with matter of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2013 and specifically the clauses regarding the Public Benefits Organizations (PBO).
The Chairman of the Danish Liberal Democracy Programme (DLDP) Bo Manderup-Jensen visited Kenya on 25th to 28th September during which he participated in a leaders training workshop in Makueni County.
The poll was sponsored by The Centre for Multiparty Democracy and conducted by Infotrak Research & Consulting between 27th to 31st July, 2013.A sample of 1500 respondents were interviewed to represent the Kenyan adult population of 19,462,358; translating into a minimum margin of error of -/+ 2.53 at 95% degree of confidence.The survey was conducted in 25 counties of Kenya
The Centre for Multiparty Democracy has cautioned that current situation where almost all parliamentary parties and others will not be funded does not bode well for democracy in the country and is not in consonance with key constitutional provisions like Article 10 (2) (a) of the Constitution that has “democracy and participation of the people” as a national value, and Article 38 that guarantees citizens the right to form political parties and participate in their activities.
The realization of the devolved government is currently the biggest challenge in Kenya. As a way of facilitating political parties, civil society, the media and other actors to be able to play a meaningful role in the process.