, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 10 – NASA Coalition now says that leader Raila Odinga and his deputy Kalonzo Musyoka will be sworn in as the President and Deputy President of the People’s Assembly in a ceremony set to take place on Tuesday.
The coalition had promised to make public the venue for said swearing-in on Sunday afternoon but failed to do so.
In an interview with the Sunday Standard, Odinga stated: “People ask if I will storm State House after the ceremony but I want to tell them this is just a means to an end. To show we have the numbers to push for electoral reforms and justice.”
The ruling party’s response to the Opposition leaders plan on the other hand was reported to be:
“There are many presidents of many associations in Kenya. – including the children’s parliament, Team Mafisi, boy child etc There is nothing wrong with Raila swearing himself as president of an association.”
NASA in a press briefing held on Saturday said they were grappling with the modalities of swearing in Musyoka as DP given he is out of the country tending to his ailing wife.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the People’s Assemblies organising Committee Jared Maaka Siso said one of the options they are considering is swearing-in Kalonzo as deputy president outside the country.
He stated that the coalition is in consultation to see to it that the Wiper Party leader is sworn in.
NASA have insisted that the inauguration of Odinga and Musyoka is constitutional and legal in all regards; NASA proceeded to make clear to the public their intentions to stick to their guns and promised to reveal the location of the swearing-in.
The move was strongly opposed by many politicians and deemed a move punishable by death by Attorney General Githu Muigai.
Odinga has also defiantly told members of the diplomatic community to keep their noses out of it.