Raila struggling to finance campaigns after Kidero defeat

Ex-Governor Kidero allegedly stole upwards of Sh 30million per day from Nairobi county coffers

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ODM leader Raila Odinga (left) with former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. PHOTO: FILE/DAILY POST

The National Super Alliance has turned to public fundraising because Governors who financed their campaigns were sent home during the August 8 election, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

Speaking in Kasarani on Saturday, September 9, the Jubilee leader said Nasa is now cash strapped as Governors who used to fund its activities using county cash were defeated during the polls.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta with DP William Ruto at Uhuru Park on Saturday, August 9. PHOTO: PSCU

Uhuru named Nairobi and Kajiado as some of the counties that bankrolled Raila Odinga’s campaigns.

In Nairobi, Uhuru noted the county currently collects Sh40 million per day up from Sh17 million which was being raised before Governor Mike Sonko took over. But when Sonko took to the podium, he corrected the President saying collection during Kidero’s reign was actually Sh 7 million, not 17.

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“The difference is what our colleagues used to pocket and use for their evil deeds,” Uhuru observed.

“Now they have started collecting public funds because what they used to steal is lost.” He added.

These claims came hot on the heels of Raila pledging with his supporters to donate towards his campaigns for the repeat poll scheduled for August 8.

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Deputy President William Ruto who was also present at the rally, said the Supreme Court should apologise to Kenyans for overturning their will.

He said Uhuru defeated the Opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga by a whopping 1.5 million votes, that Jubilee was not apologetic of its criticism against the court.