NASA Announces Boycott of Safaricom,Bidco and Brookside
National Super Alliance Members of Parliament Friday asked supporters to boycott products and services by Safaricom, Ilara, Brookside and Bidco as part of the resistance movement.See Also:NHIF Beneficiaries Will Now Access Any Hospital Without Adding An Extra Coin
Homabay Women Representative Gladys Wanga pointed fingers to the three companies accusing them of siding with Jubilee government and thus being a big blow to to reaching their reform demands.
Nasa leaders wore white T-shirts with clenched fists on them on Friday at a press conference in Nairobi symbolizing the resistance, chanted ‘Resist!’ after each of the companies was mentioned.
“We will resist the products of these companies because they are beneficiaries of the regime that killed people in this country,” said Suna East MP Junet Mohamed.
Among others present was Busia Women Representative Florence Mutua who said the action was in line with the Nasa principals,adding that economic liberation through boycotts was part of their destiny to electoral democracy.Also See:Jobs and Vacancies in African Union (For Kenyans)
” Our goal is to bring the institutions to their knees.will work with the people to protect the constitution”,said Nasa leader.
Raila reiterated the boycott threat, saying there are many ways to kill a cat, and said the people should take instructions to boycott newspapers, TV stations, products and services in their bid for change in Kenya.
According to the nation,the opposition alliance gave its supporters five days to find alternative products, saying the move is just the beginning of economic liberation in Kenya.Nasa accuses Safaricom of aiding rigging of August poll in favour of President Kenyatta, a claim the firm dismissed.
Safaricom is Kenya’s biggest corporation while Bidco is the biggest manufacturer of edible oils in Kenya. Brookside is associated with president Uhuru Kenyatta’s family and is the biggest dairy concern in East Africa.Related Story:You will not have it easy,liberation battle has just begun-Raila
Raila has often accused President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party administration of ruining the economy and said one of his goals is to expose corruption. He has promised to save Kenyans from this and take them to ‘Canaan’.
Raila earlier threatened to call a boycott of products from corporations he claimed were part of the August election rigging scheme.Raila To Declare Next Move After Uhuru’s Bittersweet Victory
The Opposition leader said they “will not allow Kenya to be the playground to forces who want to stifle the country’s progress”.
“Big corporations are part and parcel of killing democracy in Kenya. We have the power and if they want to stifle our democracy, we can retaliate,” he said.
But Safaricom, ballot papers printer Al Ghurair which is based in Dubai and KIEMS kits supplier OT-Morpho denied the allegations.Over 1M KCPE Candidates Start Exams Amid Fears of Political Chaos