You were not forced to donate, Raila says on Paybill but assures money is safe

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NASA principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo when they launched a funds drive for their campaigns. /CAPITALFM

The Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has allayed fears that money contributed by Kenyans through Paybill number for his campaigns has gone down the drain, now that he has pulled out of the race.

Kenyans raised the queries about the money on Tuesday, October 10 shortly after National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders said at a presser that Raila and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka, will not take part in the forthcoming polls.

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NASA leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Musalia Mudavadi have lunch at Pronto Hotel in Nairobi on Tuesday, August 29. PHOTO: ENOS TECHE/THE STAR

The coalition had asked its supporters a while ago, to contribute to its campaign kitty through Mpesa donations to enable the running of Raila’s activities.

However, Nasa has not been very active in its activities unlike their Jubilee counterparts who have mounted a serious countrywide campaigns.

The ex-Prime Minister, while addressing Kenyans in a radio interview today, October the eleventh, assured his supporters that the money had been used well.

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“Those who donated money to our campaign via MPESA did so voluntarily. We have been campaigning and the money has been used. NASA is not a bank to keep money,” he said during the Radio Jambo interview at his Karen home.

A section of those who contributed through the Paybill demanded to be refunded their monies since Nasa had withdrawn from the race.

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Raila also clarified that his side had not completely withdrawn from elections but had just given the electoral body time to implement the coalition’s demands otherwise known as irreducible minimums.