NASA names 12-member team to spearhead unity talks

The Opposition, under the National Super Alliance (NASA), has announced that a technical committee that will be charged with the preparation of alliance’s instruments to guide its unity.

The team, led by Coalitions for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) principals –Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula – and Amani national congress leader Musalia Mudavadi, also unveiled technical and strategy team to lend technical support to the coordinating committee.

These organs will be answerable to the co-principals of the alliance and are expected to begin work immediately, making proposals which will be ratified by the leadership of the coalition.

Speaking during a joint press conference at Serena Hotel, Nairobi, the leaders vowed to remain united, saying that, together, they will take over power from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee administration.

Making public a list of political heavyweights sourced from all four parties, the Opposition team expressed confidence in their Ballot 2017 gameplan.

Representatives from ODM include: Senator James Orengo, Senator Agnes Zani , and Hon Timothy   Bosire.

Ford Kenya fronted Senator Bonny Khalwale , Hon Chris Wamalwa  and Hon Eseli Simiyu. Kalonzo’s Wiper Party they will be represented by Hon Farah Maalim, Hon Francis Nyenze  as well as Senator Johnston Muthama.

Hon Sakwa Bunyasi and Hon Kiruto Arap Kirwa will represent Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC. The NASA team also indicated that they would add one name to the list.

“The above team will start working immediately, and the technical team will support and the above organs. They will be answerable to the co-principals of the alliance, and they will make proposals which will be ratified by the leadership of the alliance,” Mudavadi announced.

Touching on the credibility of the August 8 polls, Mudavadi said that the team will also review the the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s ability to conduct free and fair polls.

Expressing dissatisfaction with the manner in which Jubilee has managed the country since they took office in 2013, Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga said that the NASA team had resolved to oust Uhuru Kenyatta’s team from office.

Kalonzo echoed Odinga’s remarks, adding that the country has been on a sharp decline since Jubilee took over.

“Kenyans have seen more doom than success and prosperity, strikes, public theft, exclusion ,insecurity , raising the cost of living , unemployment and endless war in somalia and bad governance are now the order of the day in our lives,” Musyoka said.

NASA Coalition’s first join public meet is scheduled for Friday in Bomet County, and it will be hosted by Governor Isaac Ruto.

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Jacques Masea
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