November 16, 2018

Raila to be sworn in next year

The Opposition outfit has announced it will resume plans to swear-in Raila Odinga and the People’s Assembly process.

Th National Super Alliance (NASA) said the inaugural session of the National People’s Assembly will take place early next year.

The postponed inaugural session will be preceded by a series of regional consultative forums.

“Following the postponement of the launch of the People’s Assembly that was to take place on Jamhuri Day, Tuesday 12th December, the Organizing Committee wishes to announce the resumption of the People’s Assembly process,” the committee said in a statement.

Coast region will be first to hold consultative forums on Sunday (tomorrow) 17th December, 2017.

NASA postponed the inauguration of Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president’ and the launch of the People’s Assembly on Sun, December 10th, 2017.

The events were to take place on Jamhuri Day.

“We are aware that this will be a disappointment to the people of Kenya who were eagerly waiting of this occasion. We wish to assure them that our resolve has not change.

“We wish to thank the Government and people of Mombasa County who had graciously offered to host the event. Thank you very much Mombasa…we shall be announcing the new dates of both the swearing in ceremony and the launch of the People’s Assembly as well as a more vigorous and prolonged resistance in the coming days,” the statement read in part.

NASA’s announcement came in the backdrop of tough talk by President Uhuru Kenyatta against dissent.

On Thursday, the President talked of taking of ‘firm’ action against governor’s calling for secession.

Secession has been a popular topic within the Opposition ranks with Raila aide Dr David Ndii being seen as its chief proponent courtesy of his eloquent articulation of the idea in print and television.

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