Raila Odinga sends out invitations to his 'swearing-in' ceremony

By Maame Aba Afful
Raila Odinga

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has sent out invitations to his swearing-in scheduled to take place on Jamhuri Day.

The invitation posted on NASA’s Telegram channel on Friday, states the swearing in will take place on December 12, 2017.

The venue of the inauguration, however, has not been disclosed. Guests will also be vetted before gracing the controversial ceremony. 

The Judiciary stated on Friday that it had not received any formal communication from the National Super Alliance (NASA) about the inauguration.

The NASA leader and his entourage were on their way to Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi's Embakasi area for the planned memorial service for 27 supporters killed during election protests.

NASA moved its agitation plans for electoral reform a notch higher on Friday by naming a team to run the People’s Assembly National Steering Committee.

The six-member team led by fiery economist Dr. David Ndii will guide and facilitate various programs that will be a center of NASA’s agenda amongst other duties, according to former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale. The task force will also look into the systemic governance weaknesses that have precipitated the unfolding political impasse, says the alliance. The team comprises; Judy Sijeny, Hamida Kibwana, Dr. Mutakha Kangu, Oduor Ong’wen, Koitamet ole Kina and former East African Legislative Assembly  MP Peter Mathuki.

Making the announcement, Dr. Khalwale condemned the brutality meted on supporters by police saying that it had to stop immediately. Khalwale said that the Jubilee Government cannot be allowed to continue with its dictatorship saying NASA will continue fighting for democracy and rights of citizens. Khalwale was flanked by former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama and other Opposition leaders at the Okoa Kenya offices, Nairobi.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga said in October the People’s Assembly would 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.

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