In Summary
  • The party symbol has changed from the face of a watch to a red square background emblazoned with scythe and a mallet.

  • Secretary-General Benedict Wachira says the party remains committed to its Communist path founded on a Marxist Leninist line and the strength of Kenyan working class and its allies.

The Social Democratic Party has changed its name to Communist Party of Kenya with effect from March 5, 2019.

The change of name was made during the party’s top organ National Congress meeting held on January 5, 2019. This was followed up by the order of the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal that was delivered on March 5.

The symbol of the party has changed from the face of a watch, commonly referred to as masaa, to a red square background emblazoned with scythe and a mallet.

In an advertisement in the local dailies, Secretary-General Benedict Wachira, said the party remains committed to its Communist path founded on a Marxist Leninist line and the strength of Kenyan working class and its allies.

Among the objectives include to sensitise, educate and recruit, mobilise people to understand and practice ideals and tenets of socialism so as to work towards a class less society by way of overcoming all forms of exploitation and oppression of person by person.

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“To work towards people’s power by actively participating in, and identifying with the people’s struggle,” Mr Wachira said.

The party was formed in 1992 by Mr Johnstone Makau, then Kangundo MP. He also served as a Cabinet minister in the Moi government.

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