Leaders of the National Super Alliance (NASA) have on Wednesday (23/8/17) promised to support President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election should the Supreme court rule in his favour.
Deputy Governor Peter Lotethiro and Turkana Central MP-elect John Lodepe assured President Uhuru of their full support in the presidential petition.
“Supporting Uhuru’s win will be significant in ensuring that he completes all the projects he initiated in the Turkana region during his first term as the president,” Lodepe stated.
This comes hours after NASA strategist, renowned economist David Ndii, called for mass action if the Supreme Court does not consider the coalition’s evidence.
The economist argued that the move would be based on a need to seek a free democratic space where there was no oppression of Kenyans.
“We have been calling for mass action since 1991 and we will not stop as long as some people try to restore dictatorship. If change cannot come through the ballot, it will come through the bullet.
“Protestors do not kill, they only resist oppression. It is the police who shoot and kill when protestors resist. Any killing is initiated by the government. We will call for mass action,” he stated.
Ndii noted that his aim was not to incite Kenyans but to open their eyes and ensure that justice and democracy prevails. He blamed politicians for driving material politics instead of identity politics which has made citizens suffer for a long time.
“If you look at what’s going in the world, we think that we should discuss material politics, what we call development politics but if you look at what really bothers us, is identity politics. So what I have chosen to do intellectually is to give people the language to discuss this identity politics which is a taboo and has been made taboo by politicians who do not want us to discuss them,” Ndii explained.
Supporting NASA’s move to the Supreme Court, Ndii said that the case if properly executed, will not only overturn President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win but also expose to the world that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) conducted a fraudulent process on August 8.