Kikuyu Member of Parliament Kimani Ichung'wa is one of the vocal supporters of Deputy President William Ruto under the umbrella of 'Tanga Tanga'.
On Saturday, the Nation reported that Ichung’wa, who also chairs the Parliamentary Budget Committee proposed an increase in the amount of money allocated to political parties from Sh300 million up to Sh800 million.
The funds allocated to political parties are normally divided depending on the proportion of elected members a party has, in this case, Jubilee having the largest number of elected members both in the Senate and the National Assembly will get the lion's share.
The fact that Ichungw'a leads the fight to have DP Ruto as the next Jubilee presidential candidate as well as the fight to increase political parties money allocation can be viewed as a way of using 'the law' to finance DP Ruto's Jubilee campaigns.
There has been a growing political competition between the two famous teams, 'Tanga Tanga' and 'Kieleweke'. The 'Tanga Tanga' team always associates and refer to themselves as 'hustlers' while the Kieleweke side is perceived to be of established dynasties, literally meaning people who have it already due to factors like coming from rich families.
In that sense, the 2022 elections are viewed as a battle between hustlers and dynasties as at now, the fact that dynasties tend to have established resources, the Ichung'wa's move can be a strategy to flex the financial muscle with the dynasties.