NASA’s People Assembly Motion ready to be moved to counties

November 7, 2017 6:15 pm
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The Motion seen by Capital News proposes radical measures among them a review of the 2010 constitution to reform the structure of the Executive, Parliament and devolved units/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7 – The National Super Alliance (NASA) has crafted the People’s Assembly Motion that will be moved to county assemblies in NASA friendly counties by Tuesday.

Speaking to the media on behalf of the coalition, NASA co-principal Moses Wetangula said the people’s assembly initiative is anchored in Article One of the Constitution of Kenya.

“Beginning this week, therefore, the county assemblies of the Republic of Kenya shall be presented with a Motion to create a People’s Assembly through which the people of Kenya shall henceforth exercise their sovereignty up to and until the holding of proper elections in this country,” he said.

“It is to constitute a convention to be held in Nairobi to discuss and determine the pathway to democracy and constitutionalism and to restore legality and the rule of law.”

The NASA leader Raila Odinga on last week on Tuesday called for the formation of a People’s Assembly to run the country after he rejected the result of 26th October fresh presidential election.

In his first public engagement since the IEBC announced the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, Odinga said the Assembly will restore democracy, constitutionalism and the rule of law.

Wetangula who was accompanied by co-principal Musalia Mudavadi further emphasized that their coalition does not recognize the recent elections that were held by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission that declared President Kenyatta winner.

“As we have said before, as a people, we are not powerless against a government that has closed its ears to reason and logic,” he said.

“As we have explained in recent days, the People’s Assembly will comprise Governors and Deputy Governors; members of the Senate, National Assembly and County Assembly; religious, trade union and civil society leaders; and representatives of youth and women organizations.”

The Motion seen by Capital News proposes radical measures among them a review of the 2010 constitution to reform the structure of the Executive, Parliament and devolved units.

“A review of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 be undertaken to reform the structure of the Executive and Parliament and devolution and to reinforce concrete measures for the promotion of inclusivity, the welfare of the marginalized, the advancement of women and youth, the eradication of corruption and poverty and to secure social justice, equality and fairness,” reads part of the Motion.

The Motion also proposes a review of the constitutional commissions including the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the National Police Service, the National Intelligence Service, the Public Service Commission, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the National Cohesion and Integration Commission be reviewed with the purpose

“A truly Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission be established with a view of holding a fresh presidential election on or before 9th February 2018,” reads one of the provisions of the motion.

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