NASA to hold mega rally in Nairobi ahead of Raila’s return on Friday
The opposition NASA has announced a mega rally at Kamukunji Grounds in Nairobi on Thursday as the coalition prepares to receive opposition Chief Raila Odinga’s return from the US.
Raila will jet back into the country on November 17 following a tour that lasted more than a week.
“Organisers of the grand welcome invite supporters to a major rally. The rally will be a dress rehearsal for the Friday grand welcome,” Siaya Senator James Orengo said in a statement on Monday. The statement is also signed by former senators Johnston Muthama (Machakos) and Boni Khalwale (Kakamega).
“This is part of our continuing journey of ensuring electoral justice and putting an end to the evil culture of sham elections with pre-determined outcomes. Together we shall triumph.”
Former Raila’s adviser Miguna Miguna on Sunday asked the Opposition chief’s supporters to welcome him at JKIA. He did not specify Raila’s arrival time.
“The National Resistance Movement and NASA coalition invite millions of patriots to walk to JKIA and welcome the people’s president.”
Raila, who dismissed the October 26 election as a charade, asked if Kenyan voters are going to be permanent passengers during election periods.
This was his question to an audience in the US at the weekend when he maintained the issue of exclusion has engulfed Kenya to its core and must be dealt with.
The Opposition leader boycotted the re-reun saying it would be unfair to go into a race whose results he claimed had been predetermined.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared winner after garnering 98 per cent votes in the election with a 38.84 per cent turnout.
The Supreme Court called the repeat poll on September 1 when it annulled the original August 8 presidential election on procedural grounds.