NASA prepares motion as formation of People’s Assembly takes shape

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,7TH NOV 2017-The formation of people’s Assembly under the National Super Alliance NASA opposition  has started taking shape after the coalition crafted a motion that will be tabled in all Nasa-controlled counties from next week to allow the formation of the  assemblies in all the devolved units.

In counties where Nasa has the majority in the assemblies, the coalition said, the motion to form citizen assemblies would be adopted.

In areas where they do not have the House numbers, however, the assemblies will be formed directly by the people without going through the county assemblies.

“The people’s assembly will be in each and every county. You will be surprised to know that in counties in central Kenya, young men are already organising themselves to form these assemblies … An oligarch has perched itself at the top and forgotten that there are Kenyans at the bottom,” Nasa co-principal Moses Wetang’ula told journalists at the Okoa Kenya offices in Lavington, Nairobi.
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The assemblies, Nasa said, will be have a taskforce that will be charged with coming up with suggestions of how to change the Constitution— including the structure of government and the elections regime.

Mr Odinga withdrew from the repeat presidential poll protesting lack of elections reforms and demanded a new poll 90 days after fresh nominations.

“Last week, we as Nasa announced that we do not recognise the the exercise on October 26 as an election under the Constitution of Kenya,” Mr Wetangula said.

“We equally do not recognise the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the president-elect as a constitutional pronouncement capable of constituting him as a legitimately elected president,” he said.

People’s Assembly  happens to be the remaining weapon for NASA after they rejected  President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win  in the October 26 repeat presidential election.The opposition princiapls have declared that they do not and will not recognize Uhuru as legitimately elected president.They say the repeat poll was not organized or conducted as per the constitution and it did not meet the required threshhold.

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