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What Political Parties Are Charging as Nomination Fees

  • As the country gears for the August 9 polls, various political parties have made plans to conduct party primaries across the country.

    With this, several parties have released rules for their primaries and the nomination fees they are charging aspirants to contest in the primaries.

    Here is what the parties are charging aspirants seeking nominations:

    President Uhuru Kenyatta dancing at Jubilee NDC at the Kenya International Convention Centre (KICC) on Saturday, February 26, 2022

    President Uhuru Kenyatta dancing at Jubilee NDC at the Kenya International Convention Centre (KICC) on Saturday, February 26, 2022

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    Jubilee Party

    Less than a fortnight ago, the party rebranded following the fallout between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. Since then, the ruling party has been on a recruitment spree looking for new members to join the party and fly its flag in the August polls.

    While the party is not fielding a presidential candidate, male gubernatorial aspirants are required to pay Ksh500,000 while their female counterparts are being charged Ksh250,000 as nomination fees. Female senatorial aspirants will part with Ksh125,000 while their male counterparts will pay Ksh250,000.

    Politicians seeking to contest for the Member of Parliament seat will be charged Ksh100,000 while the Woman Representatives are being charged Ksh200,000. On the other end, male aspirants for the Member of County Assemblies (MCAs) are being charged Ksh50,000 while their female aspirants are being charged Ksh25,000 

    Additionally, the party indicated that People Living With Disability (PLWD) will not be charged any nomination fees.

    Orange Democratic Movement 

    Gubernatorial aspirants in the ODM party will pay Ksh500,000 as nomination fees while their female, youth, and PLDW counterparts are charged Ksh250,000. ODM is among the few parties that will charge potential deputy governors with aspirants parting with Ksh250,000 for male aspirants and Ksh125,000 for female aspirants.

    Male senatorial and parliamentary aspirants will be charged Ksh250,000 while other candidates will pay Ksh125,000. Women Representative aspirants on the other hand will pay Ksh125,000. 

    For the country representatives, male aspirants will be charged Ksh50,000 while other aspirants will pay Ksh25,000.

    United Democratic Alliance (UDA) 

    UDA’s presidential aspirants such as DP William Ruto will part with Ksh1,000,000 while female and youth aspirants will pay Ksh500,000.

    Male gubernatorial aspirants will part with Ksh500,000 while other contestants will part with Ksh250,000. Senatorial aspirants will pay Ksh250,000  while other contestants will pay  Ksh125,000. On the other hand, male parliamentary contestants will part with Ksh200,000 while other aspirants will be charged Ksh125,000. These charges also apply to Women Representative aspirants.

    Male aspirants for MCAs position in the party will part with Ksh50,000 while other aspirants will pay half of their male counterparts.

    Wiper Party

    As Wiper party’s flagbearer, Kalonzo Musyoka will part with Ksh1,000,000 while male aspirants will part with Ksh500,000 for Governor and Ksh200,000 for MPs and Senators.

    Aspirants for the position of county women representatives will part with Ksh200,000 and Ksh100,000 for youth aspirants. Female aspirants for the position of Senators and MPs will part with 150,000 while contestants for the MCA’s position will pay Ksh25,000. 

    Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka (centre) at a rally in Meru County on January 17, 2021

    Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka (centre) at a rally in Meru County on January 17, 2021

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    Kalonzo Musyoka

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