Membership of the UDA is open to all Kenyans above the age of 18 years, irrespective of race, colour and creed, who accept its principles, policies and programmes and are prepared to abide by its Constitution and rules.
Others who may apply for membership include:
- spouses or children of Kenyans who have manifested a clear identification with the Kenyans people and its struggle;
- people who are resident in Kenya and have manifested a clear identification with the Kenya people and their struggle.
Rights and duties of members
An UDA member has the right to:
- Take a full and active part in the discussion, formulation and implementation of the policy of the UDA.
- Receive and impart information on all aspects of UDA policy and activities.
- Offer constructive criticism of any member, official, policy programme or activity of the UDA within its structures.
- Take part in elections and be elected or appointed to any committee, structure, commission or delegation of the UDA.
- Submit proposals or statements through the appropriate structures to the branch, province, region or NEC.
An UDA member has a duty to:
- Belong to and take an active part in the life of his or her branch.
- Take all necessary steps to understand and carry out the aims, policy and programme of the UDA.
- Explain the aims, policy and programme of the UDA to the people.
- Deepen his or her understanding of the social, cultural, political and economic problems of the country.
- Combat propaganda detrimental to the interests of the UDA and defend the policy, aims and programme of the UDA.
- Fight against racism, tribal chauvinism, sexism, religious and political intolerance or any other form of discrimination or chauvinism.
- Observe discipline, behave honestly and carry out loyally decisions of the majority and decisions of higher bodies.
- Inform his or her branch of movement to any other area and report to the branch committee secretary on arriving at any new area.
- Refrain from publishing and/or distributing any media without authorization which purports to be the view of any organized grouping, faction or tendency within the UDA.
- All members shall ensure that they are registered as voters in the constituency where they live.
- UDA members who hold elective office in any sphere of governance at national, provincial or local level are required to be members of the appropriate caucus, to function within its rules and to abide by its decisions under the general provisions of this Constitution and the constitutional structures of the UDA
To join the UDA:
- Contact the Secretary of your nearest UDA branch. The appropriate UDA Provincial or Regional Office can assist you with the name and contact details of the branch.
- Register online JOIN.UDA.OR.KE
See the explanatory notes below to assist you in filling out the form.
On application, an acknowledgement of provisional membership will be sent to you together with any available information about your branch.
Applications for membership are considered by the branch executive committee, the regional executive committee or any other appropriate structures. Unless any objections are received, a provisional member will become a full member after a period of eight weeks.
A membership card will then be issued.
For more information on UDA membership, read Rules 4 and 5 of the UDA Constitution.