You will not have it easy,liberation battle has just begun-Raila
The opposition on Tuesday said it would not recognize President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election and announced the formation of a people’s assembly to mobilize its supporters across the country to Nairobi to force elections in 90 days.Read Also:Over 1M KCPE Candidates Start Exams Amid Fears of Political Chaos
The National Super Alliance leader is planning demonstrations,occupation of streets,marches and strikes by various groups with a number to be ferried from rural areas.
The assembly,according to Raila will comprise elected leaders and key players from the civil society, trade unions and youths, who will also push for amendments to the Constitution to ensure that Kenya is more democratic, adding that he is ready for dialogue over the political stalemate facing the country.
NASA says it will not recognize Mr.Kenyatta’s re-election and added that it has started plans to force him out of power and pave way for another election.Related Story:Raila To Declare Next Move After Uhuru’s Bittersweet Victory
Raila said the coalition’s resistance wing — the National Resistance Movement — will soon announce dates for peaceful protests and boycotts after they pushed from this week to allow KCPE candidates to complete their exams.
Raila and his co-principal Musalia Mudavadi yesterday chaired a parliamentary group meeting at Wiper Party headquarters.The opposition Chief later addressed a press conference at the Okoa Kenya offices where he unveiled NASA’s programme of actions. Similar Story:I Will Not Quit Politics-Raila
Meanwhile, the opposition said it will continue to assemble, demonstrate, picket and present petitions to public authorities, accusing the Jubilee government of criminalizing dissent since the nullification of the August 8 election by the Supreme Court. See Also:7 Steps of Effectively Dealing with Office Gossip
“Nasa will not let President Kenyatta’s re-election stand because doing so would be a mockery of elections and might spell the end of the ballot as a means of creating governments in Kenya. We in Nasa are resolute that this sham election cannot and will not be allowed to stand. We will not allow two megalomaniacs to destroy the dream of freedom and democracy that generations have sacrificed and worked so hard for. We shall see to it that we conduct a free, fair and credible presidential election as ordered by the Supreme Court,” said Mr Odinga,according to the Nation.
Raila insisted NASA will ensure that Kenya conducts a free, fair and credible presidential election as ordered by the Supreme Court on September 1 when it overturned Kenyatta’s victory in the August 8 General Election.
In an exclusive interview with CNN over the weekend however, Deputy President William Ruto dismissed calls for another election and maintained that the next poll will be in 2022.
Raila condemned IEBC for failure to produce believable voter turnout figures and manufactured numbers to demonstrate Uhuru had a popular mandate citing Kandara incidence which area MP Alice Wahome assaulted the returning officer for allegedly transmitting the results without her input and added that presiding officer had assigned more than 400 votes for Uhuru to one of his minor rivals and she wanted the numbers corrected.Read Also:Agakhan University GSMC launches MA in Digital Media
Uhuru,on Monday remained tight lipped on whether he would engage in dialogue with Raila following the country’s political crisis and sporadic violence, especially in NASA turfs.
Speaking after receiving his certificate from Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chair Wafula Chebukati , Uhuru said he will make his agenda known after all the legal processes challenging his reelection are exhausted.
There is no indication at this stage that NASA will return to the Supreme Court which ruled in favor of its petition against Uhuru’s August 8 election.
However, there is speculation a host of civil society organizations that have already poked holes in the electoral process are headed to the apex court.
Yesterday, a coalition of trade unions, civil society, academia, faith-based organizations, the media, women, youth, people with disabilities and minorities dismissed October 26 repeat presidential election as “a sham”.
However,when declaring the results on Monday,Chebukati said he was confident IEBC had conducted a credible repeat poll.He added that the commission changes saw a new project team manage the election effectively.Read Also:No Dialogue With Raila,The Ballot Will Tell It All-UhuRuto
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced the opening of its results transmission server yesterday.