We will use legal means to pile pressure on Jubilee-Raila
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has said the National Super Alliance (NASA) will resist violence and instead use legal and constitutional means to pile pressure on the Jubilee administration to cede to its demands if President Uhuru Kenyatta wins a second term.
In an interview with CNN, Odinga termed Thursday’s repeat presidential election a ‘sham’ saying that NASA will only engage the government on how another election will be conducted within 90 days.
“If the government imposes itself on the people the people have a right to self determination the people also have a right to disobey orders coming from such a government therefore we will not go for violent confrontations with the government we will go for peaceful resistance,” Mr Odinga said.
The former Prime Minister said that the opposition will on Monday, October 30 announce to its supporters the measures that it will take to put pressure on the government to step aside.
Raila termed the low voter turn out in Thursdays poll as a, “vote of no confidence” in the President Kenyatta led government.
“Only 3.5 million people participated in the election, which is twenty percent of the total registered voters, that shows basically that people don’t have confidence. It is a vote of no confidence in the government of president Kenyatta and if I were him and I know that he is a democrat I would actually resign or step aside,” added Mr Odinga.
He indicated that NASA the coalition is still intact but outlined it will comprise two branches including a parliamentary wing, consisting of MPs and senators and a resistance wing.
“We have our alliance, it remains a super alliance it has got branches , parliamentary wing involving members of parliament and senators, we are creating another wing; resistances movement to deal with civil disobedience and resistance, they will be unarmed, we will use legal and constitutional means to put pressure on the government,” Odinga said.
He maintained that the opposition is ready for dialogue with President Kenyatta but refuted claims that NASA is angling for the formation of a coalition government.
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