NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga
NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga has announced a campaign to mobilise youths to keep peace during elections.
Raila said the countrywide campaign dubbed the ‘White Hat Clarion’ will target youths, whom he said have a greater stake in the country’s governance.
He said the campaign will be rolled out today, the day famously known as Saba Saba, “and will signal the onset of a people-led peaceful revolution to reclaim Kenya’s lost glory”.
Saba Saba is an important day in Kenya’s history as it heralded the quest for multi-party democracy in the 1990s. This culminated in the repeal of Section 2 (a) of the Constitution in 1991 to allow multi-party democracy in Kenya.
The campaign will mark the beginning of the last phase of the NASA campaign and will see young people meet at Uhuru Park in Nairobi once a week to pray for peace.
“Commemoration of Saba Saba will take Kenyan youths on a liberation journey on August 8,” Raila said. The election date is now being referred to as Nane Nane.
“We have asked our youths to turn up on Friday wearing white caps and handkerchiefs at Uhuru Park and Kamukunji grounds as we mark Saba Saba,” Raila said.