We, members of the THIRDWAY ALLIANCE KENYA:
RECOGNIZING supremacy of TAKE members towards achieving TAKE’s vision, ideology, policies and programs;
PROUD and always celebrating our ethnic, regional, religious, cultural, and political diversity;
AWARE that since introduction of multi-party democracy, our Kenyan politics has largely been organized on basis of ethnicity, money, populism and personality;
ALARMED at the normalization and elite capture of our state to the detriment of ordinary majority of Kenyans leaving them marginalized, vulnerable and manipulated for short term gains including false election promises;
CONCERNED that a section of Kenya’s leadership has for a long time adopted political intolerance and impunity over democracy thereby rendering political organization cultish, tribal and preserve of a tiny minority;
DISTURBED that our country’s political accountability and transparency measures is not people-centered, lacks in public participation;
DESPITE promises of a good life on the advent of our Constitution of Kenya 2010, and devolution in particular, endemic poverty, disease, ignorance, high youth unemployment, institutionalized and systemic discrimination of women and youth and continue in our country;
RECOGNIZING that with transformative servant-leadership prudent and effective use of our abundant resources, our country can rapidly become a modern-day democracy free from all forms of ethnic-centered politics, lawlessness, impunity, corruption and theft of public money, discrimination, exclusion, exploitation, and oppression;
DETERMINED to create a new Kenya with alternative leadership and a people-centered leadership, we can easily achieve a ONE KENYA, ONE NATION AND ONE PEOPLE;
COMMITTED to ideals of constitutionalism, rule of law, fairness, social justice, inclusion, gender equity, affirmative action, public participation, respect for human rights and freedoms, unity in diversity and the national values and principles of governance in our Constitution;
DEDICATE to the search of and to establishment of a responsive and transformative leadership, and a just government with transparent and accountable structures at national, county, constituency and ward levels of party organization;
COMMITTED to doing away with the “your name betrays you syndrome”, and in particular the debilitating effects of negative ethnicity, and to pursuit of celebrating our ethnic and regional diversity as a people;
HEREBY ADOPT and PLEDGE TO RESPECT this our Party Constitution as an affirmation of our commitment to our efforts towards creating, nurturing and sustaining TAKE as a truly democratic and transformative institution of governance in our beloved country;
WE THEREFORE, ENACT this our Party Constitution for and on behalf of the members of TAKE.
Our Party adopts the Kiswahili version of the Kenya National Anthem as its prayer:
Ee Mungu nguvu yetu, Ilete baraka kwetu
Haki iwe ngao na mlinzi, Natukae na undugu
Amani na uhuru, Raha tupate na ustawi
Amkeni ndugu zetu, Tufanye sote bidii
Nasi tujitoe kwa nguvu, Nchi yetu ya Kenya
Tunayoipenda,Tuwe tayari kuilinda
Natujenge taifa letu Ee, ndio wajibu wetu
Kenya istahili heshima, Tuungane mikono
Pamoja kazini Kila, siku tuwe na shukrani.
There is established a Political Party to be known as THIRDWAY ALLIANCE KENYA (hereinafter referred to as the “Party”), and whose abbreviation shall be TAKE.
The dimensions on the logo do not necessarily represent any particular measurement and are merely proportional.
The Party Symbol is a lone Camel in a desert.
The Party colours are a mix of gold around the circle and inside the inner circle with lines of red, green and black that symbolizes colours of the Kenyan flag on a white background with the Party name boldly written between the two circles.
THE OBJECTS OF OUR POLITICAL PARTY
The objectives for which our party is formed are to:
TAKE envisions itself as the People’s Alternative Leadership with one Nation and one People enjoying political, social, economic, cultural, religious rights and freedoms in an environment of respect, dignity replete with integrity.
TAKE’s mission is to create, nurture and sustain a responsive, transformative leadership with democratic government and state in order to enhance political, social and economic welfare, equal opportunities for all Kenyans based on principles of inclusivity, rule of law, transparency, accountability, liberty, social justice, equality and unity. TAKE seeks to provide and promote participatory democracy and transformative leadership, sound economic development and good and democratic governance at National and County levels.
The following shall be the guiding principles and values of our Party.
A member shall resign or be deemed to have resigned if the member:
In respect and recognition of the provisions in the Political Parties Act and the political rights of citizens contained in the Kenyan Constitution 2010, all members have the right to the following rights subject to the laid down Party rules and regulations. A member shall have and enjoy the following rights to:
A member of the Party shall have and observe the following duties:
The overall party membership register shall be held at the national secretariat and shall be at the custody of the Secretary General. The Branch Secretaries shall be the custodians of the Branch membership register. The membership register shall contain all relevant and necessary details of members in accordance with the applicable law.
The Office of the Secretary General shall have a corresponding register with one kept at each of the Party Branches countrywide.
The rights and duties of members of the governing body are to:
The Party leader shall be:
The party leader shall remain for two terms of 6 years each to ensure stability of the party from the date of full registration of the party.
The term of Office of the National Chair shall be 5 years from the date of election by registered party members. The National Chairperson shall in consultation with the Party leader:
The Chairperson shall be elected according to the Party election/Nomination rules and Procedures.
The Deputy National Chairperson shall:
The SG in consultation with Party Leader and Chairperson shall:
The Deputy Secretary General (DSG) shall:
The National Treasurer shall;
The Deputy National Treasurer shall:
The National Organizing Secretary shall:
The Deputy National Organizing Secretary shall:
The National Women’s Leader shall:
The Deputy National Women’s Leader shall:
The National Youth Leader shall:
The Deputy National Youth Leader shall:
The National Secretariat shall be responsible for:
Party funds shall be used for purposes compatible with democracy.
The Party shall be organized at four (4) levels
Ward Convention (WC)
It shall comprise of the elected officials at polling centres within the Ward and shall meet once a year.
Ward Executive Committee (WEC)
The Ward Convention (WC) shall from among themselves elect twelve (12) Ward Executive Committee members who shall serve in the capacities as specified under Article 9 of this Constitution. The WEC shall meet at least once every three months or as advised by NEC through the Secretariat
It is mandatory that:
Sub Branch Convention (SBC)
It shall comprise of the elected Party officials from all the Wards within the Sub Branch and shall meet once a year.
Sub Branch Executive Committee (SBEC)
The Sub Branch Convention shall from among themselves elect twelve (12) Sub Branch Executive Committee Members who shall serve in the capacities specified under Article 9 of this Constitution. The SBEC shall meet at least once every three months or as advised by NEC through the Secretariat.
It is mandatory that:
Branch Executive Committee shall by virtue of their positions become ex-officio members of that Sub Branch Executive Committee (membership is restricted to the Constituency where one has voting rights).
Branch Convention (BC)
It shall comprise of the elected Party officials from all Sub-Branches in the Branch and shall meet once a year.
Branch Executive Committee (BEC)
The Branch Convention shall from amongst themselves elect the twenty- two (22) Branch Executive Committee members who shall serve in the capacities specified under Article 9 of this Constitution. The BEC shall meet at least once every three months or as advised by NEC through the Secretariat.
It is mandatory that
The functions of the various levels shall be to:
There is established an organ of the Party called the NDC.
The NDC shall consist of:
The functions of the NDC shall be to:
There is hereby established an organ of the Party called the NENB
The NENB shall be constituted by NEC and it shall consist of nine (9) persons of integrity appointed by NEC.
Composition of Commissions and Committees
The commissions/committees shall be constituted by NEC on need basis.
Powers and Duties of Commissions/Committees
The terms of reference shall be determined by the National Executive Committee
One (1) after the general election, the SG shall cause the National Assembly, Senate and County Assemblies caucuses to be formed.
In the formation of the National Assembly, (NA) caucus, the following shall be done:
In forming County assembly caucuses, the following shall be done:
The leadership shall be in place unless there is a breach of rules and resignation. (f) The caucus shall be subject to Party rules.
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