NASA to announce way forward after Uhuru’s court win

Raila Odinga
File photo: Raila Odinga during a past press address

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has urged its supporters to remain calm and peaceful, after the Supreme Court upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in the October 26 repeat presidential election.

Through his official Twitter handle moments after the Supreme Court verdict, NASA CEO Norman Magaya said the opposition coalition will announce its way forward regarding the current political situation in five days time.

“We can see it before it happens. Refused to validate a sham election on 26.10.17 and refused to legitimize the charade through SCOK. We remain masters of our own destiny. In 5 days we will get there,” read Magaya’s tweet.

ODM Director of Communications Philip Etale downplayed celebrations witnessed in Jubilee strongholds, claiming that a majority of Kenyans are not happy with the apex court’s decision.

“Just made random phone calls across Kenya; 33 Counties are quiet. They don’t recognize them. They are not ready to recognize them. Never shall they…” read Etale’s tweet.

He urged the opposition supporters to remain clam and wait for the way forward.

“NASA supporters across the country are advised to remain calm and not to react any form of provocation by our opponents. Be calm, still, focused and wait for the way forward from the NASA leadership,” said Etale.

Earlier in a statement to newsrooms, NASA leader Raila Odinga’s adviser Salim Lone said: “We in NASA had repeatedly declared before this Supreme Court ruling today (November 20) that we consider this government to be illegitimate and do not recognize it. This position has not been changed by the Court ruling.”

Terming the Supreme Court’s verdict as “one which we had expected”, the NASA leader’s adviser said: “we do not condemn the Court; we sympathize with it, (because) it was a decision taken under duress.”

In a unanimous decision read by Chief Justice David Maraga, the Supreme Court judges dismissed the two petitions challenging Kenyatta’s re-election saying they were not ‘merited’.

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