NASA Leader Raila Odinga rejected calls for a parallel swearing in on Tuesday 28th 2017, the day Uhuru is expected to be sworn in to office to serve his second term after October 26th Election was upheld by Supreme Court.
The NASA Leader insists the Tuesday Jacaranda event will be a memorial service for victims of Police brutality. Raila announced the memorial service while attending a fundraiser for the victims at Laico Regency on Friday evening.
Yesterday, NASA held the first consultative meeting on People’s assembly at Maanzoni lodge where he rejected calls by a section of the leaders present to be sworn on Tuesday.
Siaya senator James Orengo, Former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama , Miguna Miguna among other supporters are the leaders said to have been pushing or a parallel swearing in ceremony.
While it was a viable option, Raila is said to have told the leaders to drop it citing his international image as a democrat, Legitimacy after the said activity, Constitutionalism and Rule of law which he has spent decades championing for.
That it risks trivializing the quest for electoral Justice to ” Capturing power” , finally affirming Jubilee’s propaganda that he is power hungry.
NASA had already called for economic boycott of companies like Brookside, Safaricom and BIDCO which they accused of aiding electoral impunity in Kenya.
NASA maintains that the October 26th Election was a sham and that they will exercise sovereignty directly as per Article 1 of the Constitution.
NASA Principal Musalia Mudavadi who read a joint statement after the Manzooni People’s assembly retreat announced that NASA was embarking on our journey of restoring democracy, just government and legitimate leadership in Kenya.
”we assert that we recognize Raila Amolo Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka as the legitimate President and Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya respectively, and as sovereign people commit ourselves to see to it that they assume office”; Mudavadi said.
His statement raising hopes of majority of NASA Supporters who believe Raila Odinga should be sworn in just like Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday next week.