NASA plans parallel rally on Swearing-in day

The National Super Alliance Principals will not attend nor participate in the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday 28th November.

Instead the Alliance plans to hold a parallel rally in Embakasi to mourn its supporters who opposition leaders claim were killed by police during protests.

NASA leader Raila Odinga who led a funds drive in aid of the victims said he is mourning the alleged brutal murder of innocent Kenyans and will not take part in any celebration.

Raila said the NASA supporters were killed by police when they marched to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to welcome him back from his 10 days tour of the US.

He now wants police officers responsible for their deaths arrested and prosecuted, saying the Country is slowly descending into anarchy.

The drive held Friday night at a Nairobi hotel and attended by NASA a section of leaders is raising funds for to help meet funeral expenses of those who were killed.

Raila says he will be leading a memorial service at Jacaranda grounds in Embakasi, Nairobi on Tuesday, the same day President Uhuru Kenyatta will be sworn into office.

The declaration is set to elicit another confrontation between NASA supporters and the police, after Nairobi police commander Japhet Koome said there shall be no parallel rally on Tuesday.

Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi has now accused the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett for doing little to restrain the police from applying exercise force on NASA supporters.

This even as a section of Jubilee leaders hit out at the Opposition leaders saying any attempt to hold a parallel rally on Tuesday disrespects the Presidency.

Led by the kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu, Senator Kimani wa Matangi among others, the leaders called on security forces not to allow such a gathering.




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