KENYA NATIONAL CONGRESS is a progeny of the original Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (FORD). Formed in 1991, the original FORD was put together against the backdrop of KANU's many years of misrule. Indeed it promised to turn into a formidable political machine that could transform Kenya’s political landscape.
Soon after its formation, however, it was hit by a spate of misunderstandings that saw it split into two factions, namely, FORD- Asili and FORD- Kenya led by Hon. Kenneth Njindo Matiba and Hon. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, respectively. These two factions went into the 1992 general elections and lost to the KANU regime.
In the 2013 general elections, the party decided to go it alone and presented Hon Peter Kenneth as the presidential candidate.
The Party National Delegates Congress meeting at the Sagret Hotel Nairobi on July 19th, 2020 installed Hon. Manson Nyamweya as Party leader, replacing Hon. Peter Kenneth who had ditched the Party.
Kenya National Congress envisions "A Democratic, Secure, Just and Prosperous Kenya"
KENYA NATIONAL CONGRESS seeks to realize its vision through:
- Establishment of policies and institutions that facilitate the effective and accountable management of public offices, sharing of national resources and their equitable distribution for the ultimate benefit of the people.
- Creation of an environment to facilitate and stimulate wealth creation and economic empowerment of the citizenry.
- Strengthening and institutionalizing party organs for effective participation and mobilization of the people (especially the youth and women) to popularize and make the party vibrant and responsive to the needs and aspirations of the people.
Manson Oyongo Nyamweya, Party Leader
Our Core Values
Equality and Equity
KENYA NATIONAL CONGRESS is sensitive to the diversity of the Kenyan people but is equally aware of the strength that lies in pulling together. We believe in the equal valuing of all people; women and men. Thus, KENYA NATIONAL CONGRESS promotes equal access of opportunities to all, irrespective of their social, economic, and religious or gender status.
Respect for Human Rights
KENYA NATIONAL CONGRESS is aware that human rights are inherent in human beings and that human rights are universal and apply to everyone equally. Consequently, KENYA NATIONAL CONGRESS promotes the respect for human rights as well as the establishment of institutions to safeguard them. It also supports the establishment of independent mechanisms to prevent any human rights violation.
KENYA NATIONAL CONGRESS believes in ensuring that the opinions and views of all people are given space for consideration. KENYA NATIONAL CONGRESS values the power that diversity brings to development of a nation- that in building a spirit of solidarity as well as reaffirming the sense of belonging, every person's self-worth and value is enhanced.
Kenya National Congress believes in being open minded to new innovative approaches at improving the management of the affairs of the nation of Kenya with a view to bettering the living conditions of all Kenyans. Thus, consistently analyzing the environment to propose improved models of governance.