Kenya has a fluid political party landscape within a very open political environment for discussions about reforms. Political parties, however, are challenged to re-invent themselves from the current overly personality oriented parties to become more programmatic oriented parties. Out of cognition of these needs, the parties in CMD came together for a substantial dialogue of this kind.
The Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) is a body founded by political parties in Kenya, who are also its members, and registered as a trust early 2004. Its basic quest is to work with political parties in terms of capacity building.