NASA threatens daily protests from next week

Written By: KBC Reporters
0
2435

Kisumu protests (Photo/Simon Achola)

Demonstrations by NASA supporters seeking to oust IEBC officials accused of bungling the August 8th general election will from next week be held on a daily basis.

Making the announcement at Uhuru Park grounds Wednesday, Siaya Senator James Orengo who was accompanied by other NASA key leaders maintained that the country will not go to another election unless IEBC is reformed.

His sentiments were echoed by Mombasa governor, Hassan Ali Joho, and former Machakos Senator, Johnstone Muthama. The NASA leaders were addressing their supporters at Uhuru Park before their protest

The NASA leaders were addressing their supporters at Uhuru Park before their protest march to IEBC offices at Anniversary towers in Nairobi.

Their march to IEBC offices was however not smooth as the demonstrators led by their leaders met the wrath of the police who were on guard.

Soon after the protestors arrived in the CBD,  the police lobbed teargas canisters at them to disperse them, turning the busy Moi Avenue into a battle ground as the protestors engaged the police in running battles. At one point, the

Also Read  Zimbabwe's Mugabe 'under house arrest' after army takeover

At one point, the so called Nairobi Business Community team engaged the demonstrators in a show of might, forcing the police to intervene. One person was injured and rushed to

One person was injured and rushed to hospital while another one who tried to steal a phone from a demonstrator was thoroughly beaten.

The protest came barely 24 hours after the National Super Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga withdrew from the October 26th fresh presidential election.

Elsewhere, the Executive Director of Kenyans for Justice and Development Trust, Okiya Omtatah, has moved to court under a certificate of urgency seeking to have the electoral body-IEBC- restrained from declaring President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto duly elected.

Omtatah argues that it is urgent that the court issues orders following yesterday’s withdrawal of Opposition leader Raila Odinga from the planned October 26 poll.

Ultimately, he wants President Kenyatta and Ruto ordered to vacate office come November 1 on grounds that their incumbency would have effectively come to an end.

Also Read  Uhuru's lawyers defend IEBC's decision not to hold fresh nominations

He also argues that the Chief Justice and not the Speaker of the National Assembly should thereafter preside over a caretaker government until a fresh election can be held in another 60 days under the  current election laws.

Tell Us What You Think