Democratic Party (Kenya)
|Founded||December 25, 1991|
|Headquarters||Gitanga Road, Lavington, Nairobi|
|International affiliation||International Democrat Union (associate member)|
The Democratic Party (DP) is a conservative political party in Kenya. The party was founded in 1991 by John Keen and Mwai Kibaki after section 2A of the constitution was repealed. At the legislative elections, 27 December 2002, the party was a partner in the National Rainbow Coalition, which won 56.1% of the popular vote and 125 out of 210 elected seats. The party itself took 36 of these seats. At the presidential elections of the same day, the party supported Mwai Kibaki, who won 62.2% and was elected. Kibaki is the leader of the DP. At the Kenyan general election, 2007, Democratic Party is part of the Party of National Unity led by President Mwai Kibaki in the chaotic 2007 general election and one of its members, Wilfred Machage, was named a cabinet minister in the half cabinet which Kibaki named prior to the formation of the Grand Coalition government.