NASA suspends demos
Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday announced the suspension of the National Super Alliance’s countrywide anti-IEBC demonstrations until further notice.
Mr Odinga, through a statement titled “NASA to honour murdered supporters on Shujaa Day” says the coalition will give the way forward on Friday.
“In honour of the innocent victims of the State, our protests will stay suspended. On Friday, we will mark the memory of these victims as heroes of the struggle for electoral justice at a venue to be disclosed later. On that day, we shall communicate our next course of action,” said Mr Odinga in a statement sent to newsrooms on Tuesday.
The coalition on Monday called off planned demos across the country scheduled for Tuesday announcing the protests would resume on Wednesday.
“This is a temporary step to enable the coalition to attend to the supporters who were brutalized and hurt and families that lost loved ones today after police and State-protected goons descended on protesters and NASA leaders,” read the statement sent on Monday night.
They heavily condemned the government for police brutality meted out on their supporters saying it is “clearly premeditated and carefully planned to annihilate the people and make them accept a stolen election as a fait accompli.”
“The latest killings exposed the ugly face of the alliance between the legitimate security organs and militia armed and dressed by the State to subdue people seeking free, fair and credible elections… It is getting increasingly clearer that President Uhuru Kenyatta is hell-bent on continuing the historical political alienation, deprivation, brutalization and psychological traumatization of sections of the Kenyan society opposed to fraudulent and dictatorial leadership.”
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