Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo’s Tujibebe Wakenya Party has been issued with a certificate of full registration.
For the last three months, the party has been operating on an interim certificate.
The law states that, for the party to be fully registered, they are expected to recruit at least 1,000 members in at least 24 counties, open offices in the devolved units, and have their headquarters in one more county.
They are also expected to propose governing bodies and be inspected within the same period, for them to be fully registered.
Kabogo recently told the media that, they have started grassroots mobilization to ensure that the party has strong support ahead of the 2022 general election.
He is expected to vie for the presidency 2022 general election.
Taking to social media, Kabogo expressed his happiness after his party was fully registered.
“Tujibebe Wakenya Party (Jibebe) has received its Certificate of full registration, becoming the Newest Political Party in Kenya. The certificate was presented by the Registrar of Political Parties to the interim Party Secretary-General and the Director of ICT,” Kabogo said.
Former Kiambu speaker Irungu Gathii is the party interim, secretary-general.
In a recent interview with the media, Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu said Kabogo’s party was among 22 parties issued with interim certificates, awaiting full registration.
A total of 75 political parties in Kenya are now fully registered. Kabogo’s party now makes a list of parties in Kenya 76.
Chama Cha Kazi allied to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Party of Peace and Democracy were recently issued with full registration.
Other parties that were issued with an interim certificate by the registrar includes the National Democratic Expansion Party, Mkenya Daima party, Chama cha Mapatano and Kenya Union Party.
Also the Daraja Development Party, the People National Republican Party, Adopt Development Party, Pamoja African Alliance and Kenya Democratic for Change have been registered.
Political analyst cum politician Faith Mukundi has termed Kabogo’s idea to form their party as brilliant.
She argues that the former governor will use the party to unite the people of the Mount Kenya region.
“Kabogo is still loved by many despites him losing in 2017 and his party is likely to enjoy massive support from leaders across the region and especially from Mount Kenya and diaspora,” she said.
The former county chief seeks to replace President Uhuru Kenyatta who is retiring come 2022. Kabogo seeks to occupy the void that will be left by the head of state once his political career comes to an end.
Kabogo has remained active despite losing re-election on August 8, 2017, general election which he termed unfairly.
Analysts maintain that him being vocal especially on matters 2022 succession politics, fight against graft and the country’s unity place him ahead of others.
They argue that his political experience is likely to see him become the next Mt Kenya political leader after president Uhuru Kenyatta.