Small Nasa principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula have been dealt a major blow in their push get a piece of ODM’s Sh6.2 billion cash from the exchequer. The registrar of political parties explain that the agreement deposited in her office does not spell our such funds are shared in a coalition.
Explanation from the registrar means that Baba’s party is not under any obligation to share his party’s cash with the coalition partners.s
In what could spell doom for the already finished and confused opposition coalition, Kalonzo’s Wiper, Mudavadi’s ANC and Wetang’ula’s Ford Kenya will miss out on the cash. The situation is even made worse after the smaller parties in the coalition fielded candidates to oppose ODM in next month’s by-election in Kibra.
The money issue has been an emotive debate in the once very vibrant opposition outfit with ODM pocketing millions from the treasury as other coalition partner stay broke. ANC closed down it’s offices in Galana because rent was becoming impossible to meet.
In a financial statement published in local dailies on Monday, the orange party indicated that they were expecting some Shs. 6.2 billion from the treasury.This is money that has accrued over the years including Sh4 billion that was awarded by the Court of Appeal after a protracted legal battle with the Jubilee administration before the hand shake.
With the handshake now, Jubilee is not expected to go to court or frustrate Baba’s efforts of receiving the money as 2022 fast approaches.The fund was established in 2011 by Political Parties Act and it spells that not less than 0.3 per cent of the last audited account should be allocated to political parties. The money is currently shared between Jubilee Party and ODM.
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna thursday attacked other NASA affliates and made it clear to them that wont see a penny. ODM has been fighting court battles from 2011 to get the cash.