The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) are set to receive millions from the Political Parties Fund (PPF) for the financial year 2023/2024.
According to a gazette notice released on September 29, 2023, by the registrar of political parties, Ann Nderitu, a total of 48 parties are expected to benefit from the kitty.
“The Registrar of Political Parties gives notice that the following forty-eight (48) political parties are eligible to receive funds from the Political Parties Fund (PPF) during the Financial Year 2023/2024,” the gazette notice read in parts.
Other parties that will get funds include; NARC-Kenya (Ksh7.6 million), ANC(Ksh26.6 million) and Wiper (Ksh72.2 million).
Ford Kenya (Ksh25.8 million), KANU (Ksh24 million),UDM (Ksh26.9 million ) and Maendeleo ChapChap (Ksh12.7 million) are also expected to benefit from the kitty.
Chama cha Mashinani, Safina Party, DAP-K, and Pamoja African Alliance are also set to obtain funding.
“The allocated funds will be distributed on a quarterly basis upon receipt from the National treasury,” the registrar stated.
The primary funding for the Political Parties Fund comes from the National Government, at 0.3% of National Revenue. Other sources of funding may include membership fees, contributions, and donations.
Nonetheless, there is a criteria used to determine the eligibility of political parties receiving funds.
For instance, a political party is not entitled to funding if; more than two-thirds of its registered office bearers are of the same gender and the party does not have, in its governing body, a representation of Special Interest Groups.
Additionally, if the party does not have, an elected Member of the National Assembly, an elected member of the Senate, an elected Governor, or an elected Member of the County Assembly will not receive any funding.