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Friday, November 20, 2020 – Former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, has told off his NASA partners seeking a share of the political parties funds awarded to the coalition.
In a statement, ODM said it did not have money to share with its coalition partners since they did not participate in the repeat presidential election on October 26, 2017.
Although the courts awarded ODM Sh4.1 billion arrears covering the period 2012-16, the money is yet to reach their account.
According to ODM Secretary-General Edwin Sifuna, the money had not been released to the party even after a successful appeal.
“It is improper to impute without facts that ODM owes other parties some inconceivable funds without any basis to law or agreement,” Sifuna said.
The Orange party has on several occasions written to the Registrar of Political Parties to argue its case that applying the presidential results of the repeat election in favour of Jubilee is skewed.
Sifuna argued that the law demands that Registrar, Ann Nderitu, applies the results of the General Election and not a repeat presidential election in allocating the funds.
Ford-Kenya Secretary-General, Eseli Simiyu, sympathised with ODM, saying the registrar should distribute funds based on the votes cast during the General Election.
Amani National Congress (ANC), however, said it did not want to get involved in the rift between ODM and the registrar.
The Kenyan DAILY POST