Most Kenyans are wondering about the applicability of the data protection Act and whether it will put appropriate safeguards to protect their personal data. The most important question we need to ask ourselves is how safe our personal data safe in the hands of political parties.
How To Deregister From a Political Party In Kenya
The constitution under the bill of rights stipulates that; every person has the right to freedom of association, which includes the right to form, join or participate in the activities of an association of any kind and no person shall not be compelled to join an association of any kind.
It is within the right of any Kenyan to change political parties. It is an offence to register a person as a member of a political party without their consent. The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) launched its services on eCitizen, allowing one to join a political party, check their registration status and resign from a political party.
Through the Citizen portal, you can now deregister yourself from any political party membership in case it was done without your consent.
E- CITIZEN PORTAL
HOW TO CHECK MEMBERSHIP STATUS
If you need to resign from a political party, you may need to check the membership status first. This has to be done through the e-citizen portal. If you don’t have an account, you will need to sign up. If you already have an account, log in with your email or ID number and password. Under Office of the Registrar of Political Parties, click on Political membership status then you will be able to view your membership status.
HOW TO RESIGN FROM A POLITICAL PARTY
Click on the ‘political parties’ membership resignation’ then click on deregister and submit to have your details removed from the party.