November 14, 2018

NASA MP arrested day after Raila ‘oath’

A Member of Parliament (MP) affiliated to the National Super Alliance (NASA) has been arrested.

Ruaraka MP Tom Kajwang was on Wednesday (31/1/18) afternoon apprehended by flying squad officers outside the Milimani Law Courts and taken to Nairobi PCIO near Integrity Centre.

Mr Kajwang, alongside National Resistance Movement (NRM) self-proclaimed General Miguna Miguna, on Tuesday presided over NASA leader Raila Odinga ‘s ‘oath’ as the ‘People’s President’.

“So, now they The move came after Interior CS Fred Matiang’i declared NASA’s NRM a criminal group.

At a press briefing on Wednesday, he claimed that elements within the NRM had ferried youth, some of them armed, and were planning to cause mayhem and blame it on police.

The interior CS stated that the intelligence they had on the same was the reason the police withdrew from Uhuru Park on Tuesday.

The CS further maintained that the switch-off of TV stations Citizen, NTV and KTN News would remain in place until investigations into the NRM’s activities had been concluded.

Raila was ‘sworn in’ at Uhuru Park grounds, Nairobi in absence of other NASA co-principals.

The co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang’ula and Musalia Mudavadi broke their silence on Tuesday evening after missing the swearing-in.

Speaking soon after the brief oath ceremony, the three leaders declined to give an explanation for missing out on the controversial event.

They, however, stated they were firmly in NASA as members of the coalition’s summit.

Hinting at possible discord within the coalition, the co-principals revealed that they had failed to meet on Tuesday morning ahead of the swearing-in.

“Yesterday, 29 January 2018 as the four NASA Principals, we had a lengthy meeting where we revisited the controversial Election of 8th August 2018, which was nullified by the Supreme Court, as well as the boycotted election of 26 October 2017 and our reform agenda and in particular electoral justice, among other important issues.

“We agreed to meet again this morning. However, due to circumstances beyond our comprehension and control, the four of us did not assemble as planned,” a statement by the three leaders read in part.

The leaders further reassured NASA supporters that the failed meeting would be held again on Friday to iron out “immense challenges facing this country.”

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