How ODM Made Ksh1.4 Billion in 1 Year From Govt Transfers and Public Donations

ODM leader Raila Odinga addresses supporters at Keroka in Kisii County on February 17, 2023.
ODM leader Raila Odinga addresses supporters at Keroka in Kisii County on February 17, 2023.
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Raila Odinga

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party led by opposition leader Raila Odinga, generated Ksh1.3 billion worth of revenues in the full financial year ended June 30, 2023, representing a 36 per cent drop from the previous financial year, when the party posted Ksh2.2 billion. 

The party's unaudited financial statements show that a majority of the party's income came from accrued government transfers which brought in Ksh1.1 billion.

The party also netted Ksh240 million from government transfers and another Ksh31 million from public contributions and donations.

Azimio La Umoja Presidential candidate & ODM Party leader Raila Odinga with Governor Hassan Joho, Politician Suleiman Shabal, MP Junet Mohamed and MP Abdulswamad Nassir on Friday, April 15, 2022.
Azimio La Umoja Presidential candidate & ODM Party leader Raila Odinga with Governor Hassan Joho, Politician Suleiman Shabal, MP Junet Mohamed and MP Abdulswamad Nassir on Friday, April 15, 2022.
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Raila Odinga

Instructively, the amount netted from public contributions and donations reduced by 90 per cent compared to the corresponding period, the previous year, when the party received Ksh322.1 million.

The party's balance sheet also shows that ODM spent Ksh610.6 million on campaigns and another Ksh108.5 million on conferences and meetings.

Other activities that gobbled up a huge chunk of the amount include; administrative expenses (Ksh127.5 million), party policy and advocacy (Ksh43 million) and branch coordination and support (Ksh31 million).

Financial costs consumed Ksh611,739 while civic education cost the political outfit Ksh60,000.

Additionally, the financial statement shows that total expenses amounted to Ksh922 million down from Ksh1.1 billion the previous year.

Notably, the financial statement shows that the party has total assets worth Ksh10.5 billion, underlining strong balance sheet strength.

According to the registrar of political parties, Ann Nderitu, ODM will receive Ksh308 million from the Political Parties Fund in the Financial Year 2023/2024.

Entrance to the Ksh180 million ODM headquarters
Entrance to the ODM headquarters in Nairobi.
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ODM