It has emerged that at least 20 applications were made to register a political party bearing the name ‘hustler’.

The slogan has been associated with Deputy President William Ruto.

The Office of Registrar of Political Parties revealed that it rejected multiple applications on grounds that the names did not comply with the Political Parties Act of 2011 and Article 91 of the Constitution.

According to the registrar, the names were initially rejected as they were “founded on one social grouping — hustlers”.

However, other subsequent applications were dismissed on grounds the names “lacked outright meaning”.

Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu explained the rejected applications did not also meet the requirements of Article 10 of the Constitution on national values and principles of governance.

“As an office, we are focused on creating a multi-party system that is issue-based. It is about promoting democracy and unity of the country,” said Ms Nderitu.

Here is the list of the rejected parties.

https://nation.africa/resource/blob/3277788/b389d2e0ed8d49428c39ef02022e3b6a/list-of-rejected-hustler-parties-names-data.pdf