Raila forms people’s assembly, rejects election outcome

Nasa leader Raila Odinga with other leaders of the opposition alliance addresses a press conference at the OKOA Kenya secretariat. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: National Super Alliance has said that it has rejected the outcome of the repeat of presidential elections which president Uhuru Kenyatta who was also Jubilee candidate, was declared a winner garnering 7.4 million votes by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

In a press briefing in Nairobi opposition chief Raila Odinga said that the coalition will not accept the outcome, terming it as a sham election.

“We in NASA are resolute that this sham election cannot and will not be allowed to stand. We will not allow two megalomaniacs to destroy the dream of freedom and democracy that generations have sacrificed and worked so hard for. We shall see to it that we conduct a free, fair and credible presidential election as ordered by the Supreme Court.”Odinga said.

He denounced the total number of votes president Kenyatta garnered hitting 7.4 million, insisting that according to his coalition he garnered 3.5 million votes.

He announced that citizen Assembly will be formed which entails political class, religious organization and civil society in bid to fight for democracy and credible elections in the future.

“We announce today the establishment of a People’s Assembly. The People’s Assembly is the vehicle through which we will exercise the solemn duty of restoring democracy, constitutionalism and the rule of law. “He said

“The People’s Assembly will be a broad-based forum consisting of elected leaders and the leadership of other sectors of society in particular workers, civil society, religious leaders, women, youth and economic interest groups.’’He added

Consequently , he said that NASA will be announcing the date and programme of the Assembly’s inaugural convention in the coming days.

“ The People’s Assembly will continue to exist until a legitimate presidency is restored.”Odinga said.