How NASA will block repeat presidential election – Muthama
Former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama has said that National Super Alliance leaders will block the October 26 election from taking place in opposition strongholds.
Speaking in Makueni County during a burial ceremony, Muthama on Saturday said that NASA will rally its supporters to boycott the repeat presidential poll, adding that the opposition coalition will not relent in its quest to ‘institute electoral reforms’.
“From Monday we will continue with street demonstrations, we are against the October 26 elections and we will boycott elections in Ukambani, coast, Western, upper and lower North Eastern, all parts of Homan Bay, Kisumu, Nyamira among other regions,” said Muthama.
The former senator expressed his dissatisfaction with Jubilee lawmakers for making amendments to election laws just days to the fresh presidential poll.
“You cannot change the Constitution at the last minute, the Constitution is not for Uhuru alone but for over 40 million Kenyans,” the former senator stated.
Jubilee has not changed the Constitution as alleged by Muthama but has amended the Elections Act and Election Offences Act in a Bill awaiting signing by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Muthama criticized the Jubilee administration for outlawing peaceful demonstrations in the Central Business Districts of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu insisting that National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders will lead nationwide demonstrations from Monday, October 16.
“NASA is exercising its constitutional right by calling for demonstrations and picketing for necessary reforms,” said Muthama.
His sentiments were echoed by Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo who said that if one constituency boycotts a presidential election, the national tally from all other constituencies cannot be valid.
The two leaders criticised Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i for ‘planning to perpetrate’ what Maanzo termed as ‘planned genocide’.
“If there is no fairness, justice then there cannot be peace, the Government is preparing to commit genocide and Matiang’i should be the first one to be charged,” warned Maanzo.
This comes after Matiang’i on Thursday, October 12 announced that the government had banned demonstrations in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu city centres citing breach of peace and public order by NASA supporters.
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