President Uhuru's allies in the Jubilee Party have differed with those of the Orange Democratic Movement Party in an attempt by a section of MPs serving in the Constitution Oversight and Implementation Committee of the National Assembly to amend the law to keep secret campaign donors and election spending.
It has been established that Jeremiah Kioni led committee [CIOC] is seeking to amend the Election Campaign Financing Act to ensure that sources of funds and expenses by politicians during campaigns are kept confidential.
According to the Kioni Led team, they want through the Election Campaign Financing [Amendment] bill 2021, the requirements to establish a candidate's expenditure scrapped.
"The disclosure of funds shall be confidential and details of such funds shall not be divulged except where such information is the subject of a complaint or an investigation or is the subject of proceedings in a court of law," reads the bill.
However, the ODM team led together with MPs allied to Raila Odinga has vowed to shoot down the bill informing that the move will favor those aspirants with deep pockets and also promote endless corruption cases which might result in stealing public funds.
ODM National Chairman John Mbadi has said that "we are commercializing these positions if we spend millions of shillings to get them. I wonder why one would spend sh 100 million to get a position where in five years he will earn sh42 million. This means he will get the balance of sh 58 million through the looting of public funds," John Mbadi has said.
His remarks have been reiterated by Igembe North MP Maoka Maore and who has said that disclosure of campaign funds is crucial especially for those seeking elective positions in government.
Content created and supplied by: kagane_ke (via Opera News )