Role played by political parties in government and national building in Kenya

The following is the role played by political parties in government and national building in Kenya.




  • The party that gunners majority of seats and votes forms the government either alone or in coalition with other parties.
  • Political parties influence government affairs and development through participation in legislation process.
  • Political parties through the elected members of parliament decide on national development policies and development projects.
  • Political parties provide exemplary leadership founded on freedom , justice, fair play and African socialism.
  • Opposition parties provide a system of scrutinizing government expenditure through public accounts committee and public investment committee.




  • Opposition parties make the government more accountable to the people through constant criticism.
  • Opposition parties provide checks and balances to abuse and misuse of powers and privileges by those in the government.
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