Magara wants more funding for political parties
22 August 2013, 11:12
Nairobi - Omingo Magara wants the government to amend the proposed KES 205 million allocation for political parties to KES 2.4 billion.
According to the chair of the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) the Political Parties Act 2011, Section 24 states that funds for parties should not be less than 0.3 percent of the revenue collected by the national government, Capital News reports.
Magara said if the law is not ammended, only the big parties will benefit from the funding, because the Act states that 95 percent of funds shall be distributed proportionately but only to parties that have secured at least five percent of the total number of votes in the preceding general election. This means the parties that would be funded are namely TNA, ODM and URP.
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