Jubilee issues new statement after NASA MPs threaten to boycott swearing-in

Jubilee MPs reacted after their NASA counterparts vowed to snub the swearing-in ceremony.

Speaking during a press briefing at parliament buildings, the Jubilee legislators led by Garissa Township MP-elect Aden Duale, said they were aware of NASA’s attempts to destabilise the country.

“We are aware of NASA’s attempts to destabilise Kenya and we will expose them,” Duale warned.

The immediate former Majority leader termed the threat by NASA MPs to stay away from the swearing in ceremony as ill-advised, unwise and cautioned them they do so at their own risk.

He advised each and every member-elect to ignore calls by the NASA leadership to boycott the swearing in ceremony.

“Do not listen to the shenanigans of those who have lost and who are used to losing elections. It is like someone coming to tell you not to attend your own wedding,” Duale cautioned.

In a statement on Thursday, ODM Director of Elections and Suna East MP-elect Junet Mohamed speaking on behalf of the Nasa steering committee, said the coalition will not be party to processes geared towards sanitising “fraud”.

They vowed to stay away from the first sitting of Parliament until the Supreme Court makes a decision on the legality of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election.

Earlier this week, President Kenyatta issued an order giving notice of the first sitting of the 12th parliament.

In a special gazette issue dated August 23, Kenyatta gave notice for the first sitting of both the National Assembly and Senate at the main Parliament Buildings on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 2:30pm.

The Constitution gives the president powers to decide when the bicameral House can hold its inaugural sitting after the general election.

The Constitution requires that the first sitting of Parliament be held within 30 days of the election.

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