NASA Official causes confusion after controversial statement on Election Day
What next for NASA supporters on election day?
The confusion was first sparked by NASA principal Raila Odinga who during an interview with BBC indicated that he did not want his followers to hold demos on the poll day.
The former Prime Minister noted that he was calling on his supporters to instead stay at home and not vote.
“We have not told people to demonstrate on the day of the poll, we have not said that at all, we have told them to stay away,” Odinga stated.
The clip portraying Odinga’s 'change of heart' was shared widely on social media eliciting an array of reaction among Kenyans.
Moments, after the news spread like bush fire NASA CEO Norman Magaya, issued a contradicting statement noting that the demos will continue as earlier communicated.
Mr. Magaya mentioned that the reports were pure misinformation.
“Contrary to media misinformation & distortion of the interview by , NASA demos set for 26.10.17 2 will proceed as announced,” Magaya noted.
Nonetheless a keen listen to the BBC interview, Pulse Live Kenya established that Odinga concluded the BBC interview by indicating that his followers will be on the streets holding peaceful demos.
"What we have told our supporters is to do a peaceful procession carrying placards which are carrying the message and with a white handkerchief and saying no reforms no elections," he said.
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