President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance, UDA Party, has suffered a major blow in its push to the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu to review on the formula used to allocate the Political Parties Fund.
The party wanted to be allocated Sh115 million more from the Sh1.48 billion political parties fund, after Nderitu's office allocated the party Sh577 million.
As reported by the Star on Tuesday morning, the push might hit a deadlock after the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal supported the formula used by Nderitu's office to share the fund.
It is reported that the tribunal has since suspended the distribution of the fund pending the hearing of UDA's complain, where the party through its Lawyer Kamotho Njenga claimed that the ORPP failed to consider the votes garnered in Kericho Woman Rep and Ravine Ward MCA polls where the two candidates were elected unopposed.
The party argues that should ORPP consider the two electoral areas, then it owes them Sh115 million, remarks that comes even as Nderitu maintains that the formula used was transparent and correct, and that UDA is no entitled to any more allocation.
She added that the parties that qualified for the fund were engaged on the formula, and distribution of the funds.
The top five parties that benefited from the fund include UDA, Raila Odinga's ODM that got Sh308 million, Jubilee with Sh135 million followed by Kalonzo Musyoka's Wiper as well as DAP-K.
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