NASA: No changes, no election

National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders have maintained that the coalition will boycott the repeat presidential election on October 17 until their demands are met by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

Speaking at Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi County, Bungoma Senator and NASA co-principal Moses Wetangula said that the coalition will push for electoral reforms ahead of the poll.

This comes after the coalition on Tuesday, September 12, listed a raft of demands that it wants to be met by IEBC before the polls including change of personnel and security features on ballot papers.

“Our business in the coming weeks will be fixing the country and ensuring that this country must embrace and uphold electoral justice,” Wetangula said.

The leaders also dismissed ‘fake news’ that ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi had ditched the opposition coalition.

Mudavadi re-assured Kenyans of his support for NASA, saying that desperate social media account administrators are propagating fake news amid the coalition’s quest for the presidency.

Prosecute IEBC officials

The leaders also said that they have reviewed the ruling by Supreme Court that nullified the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and have instructed their legal team to initiate criminal proceedings against IEBC officials who bungled the August 8 polls.

“We have read carefully parts of the Supreme Court judgment and identified the perpetrators of the criminal enterprise within the IEBC and we have instructed our legal team led by senior counsel James Orengo to study the cases carefully and initiate criminal proceedings against the culprits because we get the feeling that the Director of Public Prosecutions and other relevant institutions are partisan and are not willing to do their job,” Wetangula said.

Boycott Parliament

The NASA leaders also agreed that their MPs would not participate in House proceedings following the Parliamentary Group meeting.

Wetangula added that the coalition will hold a ‘massive’ rally at Jacaranda Grounds on Sunday, September 17.


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