About Us

Profile Of Party

Forum for Republican Democracy–Asili is commonly referred to as FORD-Asili.
Asili is a Kiswahili word which means 'original' or ‘Authentic'.
A Social Democratic Party, FORD-Asili has its origins in the original Forum for Restoration of Democracy (FORD).

Our Vision

A united and just Society; well endowed socially, economically, politically and culturally

Our Mission

To promote, protect and enhance truth and justice, equitable socio-economic development in Kenya through the creation of an enabling environment and effective public participation

Our Beliefs

Ownership to Land and property; Fair and just sharing of resources; Respect for culture; and, The family unit

Ford Asili's Legacy

August 1992

FORD Splits in Two

One was led by Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and Masinde Muliro (FORD-Kenya), the other by Kenneth Matiba and Martin Shikuku (FORD-Asili).

December 1992

Matiba is Ford Asili's Presidential Candidate

Ford Asili's candidate, Kenneth Matiba, is rigged out of his win coming second behind Moi, while the party wins 31 parliamentary seats.

December 1997

Wrangles within the Party

Years of misunderstandings leaves Shikuku as the party's presidential candidate where he garners 0.6% of the votes, the party wins only one parliamentary seat.

December 2002

More Wrangles within the Party

The wrangles made the party unable to field a presidential candidate and won only 2 elected seats.

December 2007

Ford-Asili supports Mwai Kibaki

Ford-Asili supported the presidential candidate for Party of National Unity (PNU), Mwai Kibaki and also won one parliamentary seat.

March 2017

Ford-Asili Rebrands

In celebrating 25 years of existence, Ford-Asili rebrands from the original Forum for Restoration of Democracy (Ford) to Forum for Republican Democracy (Ford).

The Values We Believe In

In a country where change of attitudes and understanding must be cultivated and inculcated in every individual, organisation, institution and government to internalise tolerance in their mind and soul 

A natural demand that enhances confidence and trust yet translates into unbreakable bond between and among individuals, masters and servant, institutions and members, Kingdoms and subjects, governments and the citizens: all reflected in legal, social and exchange justices

Building nations and societies depends on the service of all to all. Development cannot be achieved without self-giving. It is time that Kenyans start to promote Servant-Leadership through volunteerism at basic level

For peace to flourish, it has to flow from within the self. “One cannot give what s/he does not have”. Peace is not the absence of active violence but lack of understanding, appreciation and recognition of the other person

‘Mkosa mila ni mtumwa’ is a Kiswahili saying to emphasise the centrallity of culture to an individual. In African culture life is not complete without religion because a strong principled person has to cultivate faith based on some belief

How can there be unity in any family or country unless each member has concern on the plight of other members

To be able to maintain and sustain friendship, reliability and trust, at all levels, all cards must be placed on the table to avoid suspicion, hatred and eventually, conflict

The will to do good, truthful life and uprightness stand out in society. Those individuals associated with this virtue are proclaimed the heroines/heroes

Love of the motherland and that of the countryman is  motivation to serve, defend and protect the country and society unreservedly;  and,

As the principle cell in society the family stands out uniquely as the foundation and demands protection from and by every citizen, institution and government

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