Eric Kiraithe Government latest announcement on Uhuru's swearing-in after Nasa threat

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The Government has made then decision after Nasa made true its earlier plan to swear-in Mr Odinga.

play President Uhuru Kenyatta taking oath of office in April 2013. (Courtesy)

The Government has termed National Super Alliance’s plans to block the swearing-in of president elect Uhuru Kenyatta as a sinister motive.

Government Spokesperson Mr Eric Kiraithe said on Thursday that NASA’s plan to block the highly anticipated fete will not succeed in blocking President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto’s swearing-in.

play Government spokesperson Mr Eric Kiraithe (Courtesy)


Mr Kiraithe’s sentiments come in the backdrop of sensational claims by Siaya Senator James Orengo who quipped of a plan to have a parallel swearing-in ceremony for Mr Odinga, should their plan to block Uhuru’s swearing-in flop.

“The law is the law and Kenya has adequate capacity to enforce it. What is legally binding to be done shall be done whether one or two people like it or not,” Mr Kiraithe said in reference to Mr Orengo’s exposed plan.

He added: “If you are not happy with the Constitution as it is, there are avenues in Parliament and a referendum. These other noises will only destabilise this country.”

play Uhuru Kenyatta shortly after he was sworn in in 2013. (Courtesy)

In the recent past, Nasa presidential candidate Mr Raila Odinga and his team, has been championing for a forced repeat presidential election within 90 days after he opted to quit the race in repeat polls for October 26.

Mr Odinga, in his address to the press after Mr Kenyatta was declared the president-elect in October 26 polls, said that he would not recognise the presidency of Mr Kenyatta, vowing to frustrate his efforts. 

In the meantime, as the coalition awaits the election within 90 days, thanks to the formed People’s Assembly, Nasa lawmakers have been sent to county assemblies to help MCAs debate motions spread in19 counties they enjoy a strong following.

Should the motion pass in at least 24 counties, then law provides, will not recognise Uhuru’s presidential legitimacy and will declare the August 8 and October 26 elections as “invalid, null and void,” Nasa strategic team said.

play Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga in a public rally in Nairobi. (Courtesy)

Mr Kiraithe, however, said that MPs will not be allowed to sit at the county assemblies.

“Kenyans should protect their institutions. If a man who was elected by the people to go to Parliament doesn’t like the idea, he cannot decide to walk into a county assembly, he has no space there,” Mr Kiraithe affirmed.

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