Garissa MP Aden Duale has put Jubilee Party led by President Uhuru Kenyatta to clear a Ksh6 million debt they owe the late Kalembe Ndile.
Kalembe was the leader of the Tip Tip Party which formed a coalition with Jubilee during the 2017 General Election. According to Duale, the Jubilee party is obliged to release Ksh6 million in honor of the coalition agreement after it won the election.
“Hon. Kalembe kept asking for 6 million for folding his party,”
Duale stated that Jubilee Party Majority Leader Amos Kimunya and the Party Whip Emmanuel Wangwe to pick the debt note and make sure they delivered the Ksh6 million.
Kalembe passed on May 30 and will be buried in his Mbui Nzau home, Makueni County.
These claims by Duale have come out at a time when reports are going around that the family of Kalembe is seeking financial help to clear a huge mortuary bill.
According to the Daily Nation, that burial budget estimate includes sh.1,500,000 owed to the Nairobi Hospital and another sh. 680,000 payable to the Lee Funeral Home.
The planning committee is banking on the business community, friends, political class including Deputy President William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta to fund the burial.
As a result, there will be a major Harambee today in Nairobi city in a bid to help the family clear all the hospital and mortuary expenses then use the rest for his send-off.
At the same time, the burial plans for the former Kibwezi mp have faced their fair share of challenges with family resisting plans by area politicians to take charge of the same.
It is reported that the politicians allied to the Wiper Democratic Movement are keen on ensuring that they honor him by wrapping his casket with the Wiper Party flag, a proposal that has not gone well with the family.