BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,24TH SEPT 2017-The national Super Alliance NASA has announced that come Tuesday next week they will mobilize all their supporters to match to independent Electoral and boundaries commission IEBC offices to force out all officials accused of bungling August 8 elections.
Addressing residents of Dagoreti North during a rally NASA leaders Raila Odinga,Kalonzo Musyoka, and Moses Wetangula said Enough is enough as presently constituted, THE commisioners simply must go to make way for meaningful reforms insisting that their stand remains there will be no elections unless their demands are met.
The leaders further said Jubilee honchos want to change the laws to avoid being answerable to Kenyans so they can continue with ruling with impunity and stealing taxpayers’ funds.
“And if Jubilee MPs dare to change the laws so we have a banana republic, they will meet 40 million Kenyans on the streets,” he said. “We are prepared for the struggle and the teargas.”
NASA will also push for major changes on how the country is governed to restore trust in public institutions for better service delivery.
The leaders asked Jubilee to stop issuing threats against its leaders and honour the constitution.
NASA reiterated it will not take part in the poll if the “irreducible minimum reforms” are not implemented.
“They should read and understand the constitution so when we say Kenya failed to have an election, they understand what we mean. We are not boycotting,” Kalonzo said.
“We will not go to the streets or fight but the secret is in our laws.”
They also dismissed calls by Jubilee for a recount of votes since ballot boxes are in the custody of police who “cannot be trusted”.
they claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee administration has already manipulated officers.
They asked IEBC and Jubilee to honour the Supreme Court and open servers so Kenyans know who won the August 8 poll.
“IEBC was part of the problem since the KIEMS and any other information collected was sent to servers in France but never came back to Kenya. This gave room for a few officials to manipulate and announce fake results,” NASA DP hopeful Kalonzo Musyoka said.
NASA protested against IEBC having a server in France saying this compromises the country’s sovereignty.
Kalonzo, co-principal Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) and Opposition leaders from Nairobi and Machakos counties attended a church service at PAG Kangemi, Nairobi.
They said the top court’s ruling that declared Uhuru’s August 8 election win null, void and invalid was final “so Jubilee leaders should stop threatening Kenyans with legal battles which have no basis”.
The DP hopeful, who is Wiper leader, noted: “We are well-prepared for the struggle to defend this country, ensure free fair and credible elections and empower public institutions to deliver their mandate.
“The moment we compromise the Judiciary, we embrace the jungle law and everyone, including those in power, is not safe.”
But Jubilee Party secretary Raphael Tuju wants DPP Keriako Tobiko to punish SA principal and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Siaya Senator James Orengo for alleged unauthorised access to IEBC servers.
Tuju said the access was granted through what Mudavadi and Orengo called “confidential IEBC sources”.
The Opposition has said it fully agree with the supreme court that there were serious illegalities and irregularities in the election process.
“I want to offer free legal advice to Jubilee…that the decision of the Supreme Court is final and its not appealable said Wetang’ula, who is Bungoma Senator.
“Lawyers lying to Uhuru and Jubilee that they can re-launch another petition in the apex court and open the ballot boxes are simply cheating themselves.”
The politician said they will head to the next Parliament to further tighten electoral laws to ensure future elections are credible.
“And if you (Jubilee and Uhuru) can be cheated that far, then your ability must be questionable,” Wetang’ula said.
The opposition warned Jubilee against using the tyranny of numbers in Parliament to change election laws in their favour.