NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – A group led by former Budalang’i MP Ababu Namwamba has called on the Registrar of Political Parties to commence investigations into the affairs of the National Super Alliance (NASA) which might lead to its deregistration and that of its affiliate parties.
The affiliates include the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), FORD Kenya, Amani National Congress (ANC) and Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM).
Reading the statement on behalf of Namwamba who chairs the group, former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana took exception with NASA’s National Resistance Movement (NRM), saying it’s engaging in acts that are in breach of the Constitution and Political Parties Act.
“We by this petition humbly beseech yourself to invoke your powers under section 34 (a) and (g) and 21 (a), (d), (f) of the Political Parties Act and commence investigations and disciplinary proceedings that may lead to the process of deregistration of the NASA coalition,” read Mungatana.
The group which brings together Jubilee Party-affiliated politicians and professionals also welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in the just concluded repeat presidential election and urged him to unite the country.
“We want to send our congratulatory message to his Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto on their victory in the fresh elections conducted by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on 26th October,” Namwamba said.
The poll where JP’s Kenyatta won with 7.4 million votes was boycotted by NASA’s Odinga who cited lack of reforms in the electoral body and promised not to rubberstamp it through his participation despite his name being on the ballot.
Odinga has since vowed to push with the NRM agenda of economic boycott, protests among other avenues to put pressure on the government despite calls from several quarters for him and Kenyatta to consider dialogue.
Other members of the group include former Senate speaker Ekwee Ethuro, Prof Peter Kagwanja among others.