Events that pushed Raila to the point of no return
What made NASA decide to swear in Raila Odinga
The decision was the last resort after a series of events have also pushed the opposition leader to a point of no return.
Pulselive.co.ke delved into the events that pushed the opposition boss to a point of no return, forcing him to announce his swearing in.
14 June 2017: Odinga opposes the award of ballot paper printing tender to Al Ghurair, alleging a plot by the Jubilee party to collude with the firm in rigging elections.
21 June 2017: Raila discloses that the Jubilee party, the military and the National Intelligence Service are plotting to rig elections and had held a series of meetings to this effect.
29 July 2017: IEBC director of ICT Chris Musando is found in Kikuyu after being murdered in cold blood. NASA links state agencies to the murder due to Msando’s role in the August elections.
04 August 2017: NASA alleges that hooded men who they claimed were security agencies had raided their parallel tallying center, confiscating computers and vandalizing equipment.
08 August 2017: The country conducts elections with massive voter turnout across the nation. Both Jubilee and NASA express confidence.
10 August 2017: NASA calls a press conference demanding that Raila Odinga be announced the winner, alleging that they had results. The next day, IEBC declared Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta the president elect.
16 Aug 2017: NASA moves to the Supreme Court to challenge Uhuru’s victory.
01 Sep 2017: Supreme Court annuls Uhuru Kenyatta’s win, directing that fresh polls be conducted within 60 days.
10 Oct 2017: NASA leader Raila Odinga withdraws from the repeat polls after the electoral commission failed to institute the reforms that NASA was pushing for.
26 Oct 2017: Kenya conducts repeat polls with Uhuru Kenyatta declared the president elect on 30 Oct 2017. The Supreme Court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the repeat polls on 20 Nov 2017.
28 Nov 2017: President Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in. NASA leader calls for dialogue and announces that he would also be sworn in on 12 December 2017, maintaining he was the legitimate president.
08 Jan 2018: At a rally in Kakamega, NASA announces that Raila Odinga would be sworn in on 30 January 2018.
23 Jan 2018: Attorney General moves to court to challenge NASA’s plans with the opposition in final touches.
28 Jan 2018: Police reiterate that they will not allow NASA supporters into Uhuru Park-the planned venue for the event. Earlier on the Nairobi county government had announced the closure of the park for renovation with NASA insisting that they would use the venue.
The public is anxiously waiting to see how events will turn out and hoping that despite everything, the country shall remain peaceful.
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