BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,4TH OCT 2017-National Super Alliance (NASA) leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said that the coalition is yet to reach an agreement with the electoral commission on the irreducible minimum demands they raised.
Addressing the press at the Okoa Kenya offices in Lavingtone in Nairobi Wednesday Oct 4th, the NASA principal says that the coalition will continue with its weekly protests until all their demands are implemented before they can agree to take part in the repeat poll.
“Let no one cheat you that NASA has come into an agreement with IEBC, and in light of that we have agreed to continue with peaceful protests across the country on Mondays and Fridays in accordance with the Constitution,” the NASA leader said.
Odinga says NASA has no faith whatsoever in IEBC and has accused the ruling Jubilee Party of vilifying ‘independent’ institutions while protecting embattled electoral chief executive officer, Ezra Chiloba.
“We must protect institutions like the Supreme Court which are standing up for our country in line with the Constitution. Jubilee is using institutions like the DCI to investigate Supreme Court Registrar, Esther Nyaiyaki, while defending those who failed on August 8,” Raila said.
Odinga’s statement follows consultative meeting held by IEBC on Tuesday, October 3, with NASA and Jubilee concerning preparations for the repeat presidential election.
However Chebukati said the meeting had largely succeeded with most issues raised by NASA having been dealt with.
“We had a fruitful meeting with Jubilee and NASA. Jubilee does not have any irreducible minimum demands. They are only insisting that the election must be held on October 26 while we have addressed the issues raised by NASA, but we have not reduced our response to their demands in writing,” he said.