NASA kicks off formation of People’s Assembly


NASA kicks off formation of People's Assembly
NASA principals adress the press at the okoa Kenya secretariat in Lavington on Tuesday November 7

The opposition has kicked off the process of creating a People’s Assembly to push for a fresh presidential election after its candidate Raila Odinga boycotted last month’s repeat presidential poll.

Speaking at the Okoa Kenya Secretariat in Lavington, NASA co-principal Moses Wetangula said the motion has already been sent to County Assemblies in NASA strongholds for review adding that a convention will later be held in Nairobi to figure out way forward.

“Therefore the County Assemblies of the Republic of Kenya in areas where NASA has control shall be presented with a motion through which the people of Kenya shall exercise their sovereignty until when proper elections are held in Kenya,” Wetangula said.

Wetangula who was in the company of NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi, insisted that the coalition will not recognize the legitimacy of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency until fresh presidential polls are held.

“We equally do not recognize the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the president-elect as a constitutional pronouncement capable of constituting him as a legitimately elected president,” he said.

Acknowledging that there might be County Assemblies that might fail to adopt the motion, the Bungoma Senator said that the National Resistance Movement will bank on citizens to express sovereignty in Jubilee strongholds.

“Where we are thin or nil on numbers we will exercise our authority under article 1 of the Constitution where the people now take the sovereignty, they will organise themselves and do what is constitutional to change the country,” Wetangula said.

He said that the people’s assemblies will comprise of governors and deputy governors members of the senate and national assembly members of county assemblies, trade unions representatives, civil society representatives and leaders of youth and women organisations.

 

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