ODM party leader Raila Odinga and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka are expected to hold a meeting on the night of Thursday, July 8, over the political party’s fund among NASA affiliate parties
In an interview with a local television station, Kalonzo dismissed allegations that their meeting would highlight the revival of the NASA coalition, stating that the main purpose of the meeting is to discuss how NASA affiliates will share their political party’s fund.
“In the evening I am going to meet Raila (Odinga). The issue is about the political parties’ funds because these are public funds,” he said.
NASA, the once most powerful coalition which brought together Raila Odinga (ODM), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) appears to be winding up as all principals seem to have set their eyes on the 2022 presidency.
While Raila is insisting that ODM is receiving money based on the number of the MPs in both Houses who were sponsored by the party, and not through the coalition, Musyoka argues that the coalition is receiving money from the office of the Registrar of Political Parties, which is taxpayers’ money.
“If we were receiving money based on the presidential elections, that would have been fine to share with our colleagues. There are those who are spreading rumors that ODM is denying other affiliates money,” Raila said.
The three NASA co-principals on Monday threatened to take ODM to court over their long-running battle for political party’s fund.
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula revealed that their efforts to broker a deal with Raila’s party on the sharing of the funds has in the recent past hit a dead end, leaving them with no option but to seek legal redress.
“What is left of NASA is winding up and accountability issues. Public resources have been channeled to one of the partners (Raila’s party) who has completely refused to account,” he said.