As the longest serving president in Kenya’s history, Daniel Moi was on the list of African leaders who clung onto power against the wishes of many Kenyans.
For a long time, Moi was opposed to a multi-party system of governance. During his inauguration in 1978, he said he would follow in the footsteps (nyayo) of the first President Jomo Kenyatta.
The onset of a multi-party system in Kenya created a different headache for Moi and his tactics of bullying or controlling the opposition had to change.
In need of money from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to keep the economy from collapsing, Moi was forced to allow multi-party democracy and other changes to expand democratic space in Kenya in 1992.
Since then, Kenya currently has 83 registered political parties, according to the Registrar of Political Parties in Kenya.
Here is a list: