Raila’s plan for Uhuru's inauguration causes tension in NASA
NASA has insisted it does not recognise Uhuru Kenyatta as President
A number hard-liners have openly and privately complained against Odinga’s purported decision that he would not be sworn-in on Tuesday.
Signs of trouble started on Saturday after self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) General Miguna Miguna, claimed that Odinga had made a big mistake by declining to be sworn in alongside President Kenyatta.
Miguna, who is now an insider in NASA, was reacting to reports that Odinga had told NASA leaders, at a retreat held at Maanzoni Lodge, that he was not interested in a parallel swearing-in ceremony.
“Some people in the coalition would have really wanted to go on with it (parallel swearing-in). But some people have called for caution instead, with Baba (Raila) himself being the biggest voice, citing his national stature, international image and his respect for the law,” a NASA MP was quoted by the Nation.
Embakasi MP Babu Owino’s aide, Fredrick Ndege (popularly known as Sirkal), joined those who were unhappy with the former Prime Minister’s decision.
In a message widely shared in the NASA social media circles, Ndege was harshly critical of Odinga’s decision, even accusing the Opposition chief of cowardice.
“If Raila doesn't want to be sworn in ...Then he should retire from Kenyan politics for good....In fact he should leave this country and go to America, Zanzibar or the UK...Let him go and enjoy his foreign billions in peace".
“Next time we hear he is in JKIA we will join the police in tear-gassing and stoning him....such a waste of time, sweat, money and blood #resistcowardice,” Ndege remarked.
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