Nasa team reveals first action Raila will take on landing from US
Already Nasa will be having a major rally at Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi to address its supporters
Mr Odinga who will be landing in Kenya on Thursday, is set to unveil a two-sided strategy to force the Jubilee Government into accepting reforms, after a series of meetings in the US with key opinion makers and leaders.
“Raila has met everybody he programmed to meet in the US, and he is continuing to meet more. When he comes back, we will release a programme, an action plan going forward,” Mr Wetang’ula told Nation in an exclusive interview.
Bungoma Senator and Senate Minority leader Moses Wetangula revealed that Mr Odinga changed tact and resorted to using the international community to push the Uhuru Kenyatta led Jubilee administration out of power, even after he bowed out of the October 26 repeat polls.
Crucial to Mr Odinga’s next move is the pending ruling by the Supreme Court on whether Mr Kenyatta will be sworn-in.
Upon Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in, Nasa team, which earlier threatened to swear in Mr Odinga in a parallel event, maintained that it will not recognise Mr Kenyatta’s presidency.
Nasa team quipped that the US trip by Mr Odinga was a calculated move and also a plan by the coalition to crystallise its resistance and economic boycott plan that will be activated if the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta would be sanctioned by the Supreme Court.
While in Washington DC, Mr Odinga met, Yamamoto Donald, the assistant secretary of State for African Affairs in the US administration, Michael Phelan, director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Greg Simpkins, director of the House of Representatives sub-committee on Africa.
Mr Odinga also met Senator Christopher Coons, one of the most influential voices in the Senate on Africa, and who chairs the House Foreign Relations sub-committee on African Affairs, few days after he revealed his intention to have a six-month transitional government as the nation mulls on the next fresh elections within 90 days, a view which is not backed by any constitutional provision.
Already the Opposition plans have gained momentum as four of the 19 county assemblies it controls have adopted motions for creation of what it calls the People’s Assembly.
Today, the Nasa team will hold a rally at Jacaranda Grounds in Nairobi to further push the opposition message before Mr Odinga jets back.
In the meeting, the team will give details of the effects of the recent economic boycott onslaught and the People's Assembly creation roadmap. The team, Mr Muthama said in a press briefing in Nairobi, would be instrumental in giving more information on the return of Mr Odinga from the US.
"We will tell them more on the date of Raila's return and how we will receive him as he lands from the US," Mr Muthama said.
On his part earlier, Nasa leader and ANC leader Mr Musalia Mudavadi quipped that Mr Uhuru’s presidency – if he will be sworn in – would be revoked through a people’s assembly.
“We do not recognise the elections of August 8 and October 26. We want a new constitutional arrangement, electoral justice and respect for every vote cast,” Mr Mudavadi told mourners at funeral gathering in Vihiga County.
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