No elections demos to be held on election day-NASA

No elections demos to be held on election day-NASA

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,18TH OCT 2017-National Super Alliance (Nasa) took its no election sensitization meeting at Kamukunji in Nairobi on Wednesday with its  leader Raila Odinga  saying  the opposition will hold countrywide demonstrations on October 26.It is the day  set for the repeat presidential election.

 Mr Odinga said they will continue to push the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to meet their demands.

“(Wafula ) Chebukati’s statement today confirms that IEBC takes instructions from State house. Today we are changing our call from no reforms, no elections to October, no elections,” said Mr Odinga ,who has been insisting that he has quit the repeat election.

Odinga who was accompanied by other NASA principals  called for dialogue saying “we must sit down and negotiate” as the current environment is not conducive for any election.

NASA leaders address a rally at Kamukuni grounds in Nairobi on 18th Oct 2017-Twitter/Raila Odinga

He said resignation of IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe was an indication that there is interference from State House.

Mr Odinga made the remarks even as President Uhuru Kenyatta warned that stern action will be taken against anyone who will attempt to disrupt the repeat elections.

Speaking at a rally in Nanyuki on Wednesday, the President cited recent incidents where IEBC officials were attacked while preparing for the elections.

“Whoever will try to stop the elections, by attacking IEBC officials, firm action will be taken against them. We cannot allow a few individuals to destroy our country,” he said.

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