NASA suspends Anti- IEBC demos

Anti-IEBC demonstrators flee after police lobe tear gas at them. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: National Super Alliance Coalition has suspended the nationwide Anti- IEBC demos.

Through a press statement released by NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga through his Facebook account on Tuesday, Raila said the move was in honour of the people who were killed during demos.

“The National Super Alliance remains deeply disturbed by the continued murder and brutalization of supporters especially in Western Kenya; the latest victim being a high school student murdered yesterday in Kisumu..”

“…In honour of the innocent victims of the State, our protests will stay suspended. On Friday, we will mark the memory of these victims as heroes of the struggle for electoral justice at a venue to be disclosed later. On that day, we shall communicate our next course of action.” Read the statement.

The NASA flagbearer said they are exploring means to hold police Inspector General Joseph Boinnet and acting Interior CS Fred Matiangi and individual officers personally responsible for the murders.

“NASA is exploring means to hold Mr. Boinnet, Mr. Matiangi and individual officers personally responsible for the murders.”

“We continue to appeal to all human rights organizations to stand with the people of Kenya against a murderous regime and press the Jubilee government to respect the constitution and stop the murders.”  read the statement.

This comes after high court lifted government ban on anti-IEBC demos in the central business districts of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.