NASA-UK supporters travel to Kenya for Raila’s inauguration


As the National Super Alliance, NASA, is yet to swear in its president and the deputy, its supporters from the UK traveled to the country to honor the ceremony and witness their leaders inaugurating.

NASA, the Kenya’s opposition party that defied acknowledging Uhuru Kenyatta the president elect, is scheduled to have Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka swear in as the People’s President and Vice President respectively. The swearing in ceremony is to take place on Tuesday, 30 January 2018, according to the plans and the announcements made by the party leaders at the beginning of the month.

In respect for the ceremony, NASA supporters from UK are said to have sent home a delegation of people to represent them and witness the swearing in of their leaders.

Despite the police having closed the Uhuru Park where Raila’s inauguration ceremony was scheduled to be held, sources explain the ceremony will still take place at the grounds.

Kivindyo Ndivo, the chairman of the NASA-UK group on January 27 informed journalists that their delegation will represent over 50,000 members who have subscribed to their different political forums across UK.

‘We want to be part of this historical event, Kenya was about to become the first country in Africa to exercise this rare human right of self determination which is unheard of in the developing world,’ he said.

The delegation is reported to have left from the UK on Sunday morning and by now they are already in Kenya warming up for Tuesday 30, the D-Day.

George Osore, the Vice Chair of the group excitingly said that the inauguration heralds a new era for the country.

Osore informed that the delegation to the 30th January ceremony is to show solidarity to their brothers and sisters for their selflessness to the extent of some paying their ultimate price in the struggle. He also explained that his members feel that making Kenya a fully democratic country will ensure that development is fast and other social ills like the current run away corruption afflicting the country will be a thing of the past.

Denis Otingo, the NASA-UK Peoples Assembly Speaker said at the moment NASA-UK’s main concern was electoral injustice and malpractice that led to the August 8 elections being annulled and said functional and independent three arms of the government is crucial for any democracy to prevail.

‘By swearing in NASA leader and his deputy, hopefully the government will bow down to the pressure for genuine electoral reforms leading to a free and fair election,’ said Otingo.

NASA-UK was established in August 2017 after the annulment of the August 8th Presidential election results and since its inception, NASA-UK has raised over 5Million Kenyan shillings to support the victims of violence and other logistical work at the NASA Secretariat.







Reporter: Shamilah Namuddu

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