NASA leader calls for crafting of new electoral map


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The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader said there is need for Kenyans to craft a new political and electoral map for the country to unlock the political impasse.

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Odinga said the NASA coalition was ready to engage Jubilee Party in a constructive dialogue that would lead to a solution to the political crisis.

He was speaking at Nyawara village in Ugenya constituency, Siaya County during the burial of the late David Orengo, an uncle to Siaya senator James Orengo.

The former premier defended his controversial “swearing in” as the people’s president, saying that the event had turned out to be a global case study adding that the event had set pace for countries struggling for democracy.

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“Kenyans made a decision that gave courage to people who have been struggling with electoral injustice across the globe,” he said adding that his “swearing in” was a challenge to impunity.

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Odinga said the bold step he took opened a new chapter in the democratisation process that will see an end to perpetual electoral malpractices that catapults corrupt electoral losers into office.

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“I took the oath to end impunity of electoral injustice,” he said, adding that the war against corruption and electoral injustice required the courage and resilience from leaders and the public at large.

The burial was attended by among other leaders Senators Amos Wako (Busia), James Orengo (Siaya) and governor Cornel Rasanga (Siaya).

Meanwhile, former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga has ordered top Orange Democratic Movement party leadership to pitch camp in Ugenya constituency and ensure that the party recaptures the seat.

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The party lost the seat after election of its MP Chris Karan was nullified by the high court last week.

The ODM leader said the constituency was a cradle for opposition politics and had played a great role in the country’s politics.

The Kisumu high court last week nullified Karan’s election citing malpractices, among them character assassination against the petitioner, former MP David Ochieng’.

The court ruled that the defendant had through propaganda that Ochieng was a Jubilee candidate disadvantaged the petitioner in his campaigns.

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