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ODM protests hit Raila move to share party funds

30 October 2014, 15:03 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - ODM leader Raila Odinga's move to share political party funds with other CORD affiliates has left a few tongues wagging within the party.

Raila decided Wednesday that ODM, beneficiary of KES 87.4 million from the government will share the money with fellow CORD affiliates Wiper Democratic Party and Ford Kenya.

The former PM said that the move was meant to act as a guarantee of the equal party status in the coalition and also as a show of goodwill.

It has however been met with grumbles from a section of members of the party, who feel that ODM should go it alone as far as the funds are concerned.

According to sources, there are a few complaints over use of the party funds.

" There are a few people here and there complaining. It is normal though and that debate was expected to come up at some point, so it is no surprise, the source told News24.

Read also: Raila to share ODM cash with Kalonzo, Wetangula

Raila said while acknowledging ODM's need for the money, that he had to be considerate to others.

" We have to look at our partners and consider them. We need to get this out of the way so we concentrate with the referendum, he said.

Some members of parliament are said to be unhappy and that they will raise the issue with Raila later on, with some like Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo not saying a word on the matter.

" I have nothing to say on that matter. It has already been adressed, he said.

Only three parties were allocated funds for devolution, TNA, ODM and URP.

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