Wetang'ula's message to Uhuru ahead of planned Raila swearing-in
SEE ALSO :Raila: We must have a referendumNASA maintains if Jubilee maintains it’s hardline stance, the Opposition will march on with the People’s Assembly concept. Raila was given a Bible as a gift by leaders as he marked his 73rd birthday on Sunday. Leaders in Kakamega gave Raila the Holy Book and asked him to take oath during his planned swearing-in. The gift was presented by Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala on behalf of MPs and Senators. According to Mr Malala, NASA MPs would swear an affidavit to recognise Raila as people's president.
SEE ALSO :It’s yes to change of law, but...ALSO READ: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001264781/nasa-to-make-country-ungovernable-as-they-unveil-parallel-government On Thursday (January 4, 2018) NASA said the committee to swear in Raila and Kalonzo was already working and would be unveiled. “We are of course alive to the fact that the public is very eager to hear about the swearing in of the People’s President and Deputy President. This is on course. It will be the biggest public event that Kenya has seen since independence. An Assumption of Office Committee, which is already in place and working, will be unveiled in the coming days, and that Committee will be keeping you informed,” read part of a statement by the Organising Committee of the People’s Assembly. Addressing Kenyans on New Year’s Eve, Raila divulged that NASA would launch fresh peaceful protests against the Jubilee Government. The Opposition chief said that NASA’s priority would be to fight for electoral justice to ensure that the voter’s voice is heard. “After three stolen elections in a row and the standoff that has ensued, ending the culture of sham elections with pre-determined outcomes must be the nation’s priority. We must nip the new trend where people continue to vote, opposition is allowed to exist and win a few seats in parliament, but the vote does not really count,” said Raila. ALSO READ: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001264701/raila-we-will-unveil-programme-for-civil-disobedience-against-illegitimate-jubilee-regime He indicated electoral justice would go hand in hand with strengthening of the Judiciary and reforming the security sector. The former Prime Minister also hit out at the Government saying that police brutality would not be accepted and must end. “So far, the mindset is to steal the election, suppress and subdue protesters into submission by killing them then they will accept, forget and move on. This has been the case in all the three stolen elections,” Raila pointed out. He also warned that the only way Uhuru and his Government can avoid Opposition’s fury is by agreeing to dialogue on electoral reforms. “NASA has two ways to realize these goals. We can sit down on the negotiating table with our Jubilee opponents and discuss how to fix our electoral system, reform the executive, protect the judiciary, reform the security sector and strengthen devolution. We are ready for such dialogue as long as these issues are on the table. Alternatively, we take the issues to the people and let them decide without the involvement of the State,” Raila declared. ALSO READ: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001264484/nasa-leader-raila-odinga-walking-on-egg-shells-as-kenya-crosses-into-new-year