NASA postpones swearing in ceremony

NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga together with running mate Stephen Kalonzo during a past rally. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: The National Super Alliance has postponed the  swearing in ceremony of Rt. Honorable Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka as President and Deputy President of Kenya.

In a press statement read by NASA principal Musalia Mudavadi in Nairobi on Sunday,the coalitional arrived at the decision after extensive consultations.

“Following extensive internal consultations and engagement with a wide range of national and international interlocutors, the NASA leadership wishes to advise the NASA fraternity and the general public that the swearing in of Rt. Honorable Raila Amolo Odinga and His Excellency Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka as President and Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, and the launch of The People’s Assembly scheduled for Tuesday 12 December have been postponed to a later date.” Said Mudavadi.

He also thanked the Government and residents of Mombasa County who had offered to host the event.

NASA has however maintained that any dialogue must seek to resolve the electoral justice in Kenya.

“We wish to reiterate that any national dialogue must have electoral justice on the agenda. We are not interested in sharing illegitimate dictatorial power.” Said Mudavadi.

Mudavadi said that 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 shall be communicated later.

NASA had earlier said the Ceremony would take place on 12th December, coinciding with Jamhuri Day celebrations.