At least 45 political parties in Kenya will receive a total of Sh1.48 billion from the Political Parties Fund.
President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party will get the lion’s share of the fund.
According to the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties, UDA has bagged Sh577.2 million, followed by Orange Democratic Movement (Sh308.3 million), Jubilee Party (Sh135.1 million), Wiper Party (Sh72.1 million) and Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) will get Sh31.6 million, rounding out the Top Five recipients of the fund.
According to Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula, UDA has 145 MPs, ODM (86), Jubilee (28) and Wiper (26).
Others are the United Democratic Movement (UDM) 8, ANC (8), Ford-Kenya (6), KANU (6), DAP-Kenya (5), PAA (3), Kenya Union Party (3), UPIA (2), Maendeleo Chap Chap (2) and The Service Party (2).
In the Senate, UDA has the highest number of representatives with at least 32 of the 67 senators.
The Political Parties Act 2011 sets aside 0.3 per cent of the national government revenue to finance activities of political parties.
According to the law, 70 per cent of the fund is shared based on the total number of votes secured by each political party in the preceding general election.
Other criteria include number of elected leaders from the special interest category, administrative expenses and the number of nominated leaders.
“All parties qualifying for the fund must be accountable for their allocation and use it for purposes compatible with democratic principles as prescribed in the Political Parties Act, 2011. We expect accountability, transparency and prudent utilisation of the funds by the beneficiaries,” Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu said on September 21, 2022.
Below is the full list of the funds that the political parties will receive from the National Treasury:
United Democratic Alliance (UDA) – Sh577,162,898
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) – Sh308,26,0679
Jubilee Party (JP) – Sh135,113,518
Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) – Sh72,110,017
Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) – Sh31,642,281
United Democratic Movement (UDM) – SH26,897,846
Amani National Congress (ANC) – Sh26,600,684
Forum for Restoration of Democratic-Kenya (Ford-Kenya) – Sh25,863,869
Kenya African National Union (KANU) – Sh23,938,039
Devolution Empowerment Party (DEP) – Sh13,781,840
Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) – Sh12,666,731
Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) – Sh11,501,302
The Service Party (TSP) – Sh10,554,051
Movement for Democratic Growth (MDG) – Sh9,798,978
Kenya Union Party (KUP) – Sh9,505,566
United Party of Independent Alliance (UPIA) – Sh9,968,11
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) – Sh8,677,952
Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) – Sh8,113,606
Tujibebe Wakenya Party (JIBEBE) – Sh7,581,022
Muungano Party (MP) – Sh6,743,290
Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) – Sh6,533,345
Democratic Party of Kenya (DP) – Sh5,485,815
United Democratic Party (UDP) – Sh5,374,364
National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) – Sh5,153,865
Party of National Unity (PNU) – Sh4,462,017
Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU) – Sh3,923,355
National Reconstruction Party (NRA) – Sh3,399,792
Progressive Party of Kenya (PPOK) – Sh3,153,535
Safina Party (Safina) – Sh3,138,585
National Agenda Party of Kenya (NAP-K) – Sh2,238,311
Ubuntu People’s Forum (UPF) – Sh1,998,602
Kenya National Congress (KNC) – Sh1,852,839
National Ordinary People Empowerment Union (NOPEU) – Sh1,352,449
Federal Party of Kenya (FPK) – Sh1,257,686
Kenya Social Congress (KSC) – Sh1,217,909
Communist Party of Kenya (CPK) – Sh1,047,848
People’s Trust Party (PTP) – Sh842,763
People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) – Sh837,622
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – Sh795,008
Shirikisho Party of Kenya (SPK) – Sh687,791
Mabadiliko Party of Kenya (MPK) – Sh638,844
Green Thinking Action Party (GTAP) – Sh582,538
Maendeleo Democratic Party (MDP) – Sh582,101
Kenya African Democratic Union Asili (KADU-Asili) – Sh479,832
Grand Dream Development Party (GDDP) – Sh466,800
Justice and Freedom Party of Kenya (JFP) – Sh277,033