Miguna's surprise request to Nasa supporters ahead of Raila's return from US
Miguna Miguna recently jumped ship and is now an ardent supporter of Raila Odinga
The Peeling Off the Mask author who recently switched his allegiance to the Raila Odinga led faction told his 189,000 Twitter followers to turn up in millions in support for Mr Odinga’s democratic reforms course.
“One million (wo)man march: As the General commanding troops from Nyanza; Western; Coast; Rift Valley; Nairobi; Eastern; Central; & North Eastern battalions,” Dr Miguna tweeted.
He added: “I urge millions of National Resistance Movement and Nasa Coalition supporters to turn up at the JKIA on Thursday and receive Raila Odinga!”
The Nasa ‘General’s’ message came in the backdrop of a tough message to the Jubilee administration at Jacaranda Grounds in Nairobi on Sunday by Siaya Senator Mr James Orengo, who quipped that Uhuru’s victory, should it be upheld by the Supreme Court, would be quashed by the power of the people.
“We are using the law and the Constitution in this revolution. During the Kanu regime we wanted multi-partyism, but President Daniel Moi said no. Then we went to the people - did we get multi-partyism or not?”
He added: “One of resolutions in the motions passed in the county assemblies says someone elected by 30 per cent of voters cannot be recognised as the President. Stand up firm for your right by saying enough is enough. We must reach Canaan.”
Miguna’s request to Nasa supporters is viewed as a major boost for Raila Odinga’s course for democratic reforms, which kicked off after the annulment of Presidential elections by the Supreme Court.
Prior to his a week-long trip to the US, Nasa leader Mr Raila Odinga announced the creation of People's Assemblies as part of activities of the national resistance movement. He hinted at having a series of county assembly motions to force Mr Kenyatta out of office.
So far Homa Bay, Siaya, Vihiga and Busia counties have approved the formation of the assemblies. Mr Odinga is expected to drum up support for the bills in the 19 counties in which he enjoys a huge support.
Meanwhile, NASA leaders in Kisumu have announced new timelines for their street demonstrations as they seek to further put pressure on Jubilee government.
Kisumu Senator Fred Outa during the Gala Awards of the Lake International Pan-African Film Festival announced that future street protests in the city will end by 12 noon to avoid disruption of businesses.
Mr Outa said there was a need to carry out the protests strategically to save the county from lagging behind economically.
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