Kalonzo Musyoka’s Party, Wiper is set to receive KSh 70 Million from Raila Odinga’s party ODM which was the main the biggest partner in the now-dead National Super Alliance coalition.
While announcing its exit from NASA on July 29, ODM said that the money will be an ex gratia payment to Wiper Democratic Party.
This decision means that Orange democratic Party is giving the money to Kalonzo Musyoka’s party even though they are not legally mandated to do so.
In financial terms, an ex gratia payment is a type of payment made by an organization to an individual for damages or claims without recognizing any legal obligation.
While announcing its exit from NASA on July 26, Kalonzo Musyoka’s party confirmed that they had talked with ODM and they agreed to give them a share of the political party’s funds under NASA.
The ODM party has further explained that Wiper was not entitled to the money, hence the Ksh 70 Million ex gratia.
“Some were claiming we tried to “bribe” them to stay in NASA. The token we offered was gratis. It was not an entitlement,
“So now that we have a quorum to dissolve the Coalition shall we dance or what? They say you do not look a gift horse in the mouth,” ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna wrote in a tweet after announcing the NASA exit.
Additionally, ODM has clarified that its exit from NASA doesn’t mean they are ruling out a possibility of working with other leaders to form new coalitions.
“We intend to embark on a programme to build new partnerships and extend the ongoing talks with our potential partners to the grassroots,” Sifuna told the press.
There have been numerous reports that Raila Odinga might embark on new coalition talks with Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Party.
While announcing Wiper’s exit from NASA, Kalonzo also said that they leave on a clean slate, with no hard feelings for ODM Party.