Raila announces NASA’s plan to expand economic boycott

Raila announces NASA's plan to expand economic boycott
Opposition Chief Raila Odinga at the burial of Collins Owino at Sidindi village in Ugunja, Siaya County on Saturday, December 3, 2017.

Opposition Chief Raila Odinga says supporters of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition will expand the economic boycott to more firms to bring down the Jubilee administration.

Speaking at the burial ceremony of one of his supporters killed during the violence that erupted during his homecoming from the United States, Odinga on Saturday (December 2) likened President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime to a State at war with its own citizens.

The opposition chief maintained defiance announcing that NASA would heighten economic boycott to cripple the government.

“We will escalate economic boycott until this regime goes down,” said Odinga. He, however, did not name the firms NASA would be targeting.

“We live now in a rogue state, a State that has gone rogue, a State that is now killing its own innocent people,” said Odinga at the burial of Collins Owino at Sidindi village in Ugunja, Siaya County.

At least five people lost their lives when police clashed with NASA supporters who had turned up to welcome Odinga from the 10-day trip to the West on November 17, 2017.

“When a State has become rogue like this there are remedies, a people cannot be ruled against their will you cannot impose ruler on the people, an illegitimate government cannot be made legitimate through the use of arms,” said the opposition leader.

Although he kept off the Jamhuri day self swearing in ceremony and installation as the People’s president, Odinga’s lieutenants who were present at the burial urged him on to be sworn in.

He maintained that NASA’s march to power had only suffered a temporary setback.

“The march to Cannan is unstoppable; you can come with police officers, the army, you can bring all the might at your state disposal but you can’t defeat,” the NASA flag bearer warned.

On Friday, NASA unveiled a seven-member team to spearhead the opposition’s People Assemblies road map that will culminate with a report to the NASA principals before the planned alleged swearing in on Jamhuri day.

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