A bloody drama is expected as two groups have happened to book same venue where the National Super Alliance (NASA) plans to hold its swearing-in ceremony scheduled on January 30, 2018. According to sources the infamous Nairobi Business Community and a church had applied to use Uhuru Park the same day NASA leaders intend to use the venue.
Apparently, the Nairobi county government official on Sunday, January 21, confirmed that they had received applications from two groups requesting to hold their event at Uhuru Park on that fateful day. On the same note, Wilfred Kamau, the Chairman of the Nairobi Business Community also confirmed that they had been granted permission by the county government of Nairobi to use Uhuru Park on the 30th January.
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Reports further indicated that the two groups: the business community and a church, were expected to make their payment to the county government by Monday January 22 to enable them use the venue. In its application to use Uhuru Park, the business community indicated that it was planning to provide free medical services to street children, specifically targeting those who would like to be circumcised.
Meanwhile, NASA coalition principals are determined to proceed with their inauguration event at Uhuru Park as had been planned earlier. It is not yet clear whether NASA had paid for the venue or not. This was indicated while they were addressing their supporters during their second People’s Assembly consultative forum in Mombasa county on Sunday, January 21, NASA leaders reassured their supporters that they are set for the controversial swearing in bid.
In addition the opposition welcomed its supporters from across the country to turn up in large numbers at Uhuru Park on January 30, 2018, early in the morning or even spend their night their so as to witness the inauguration of Odinga and Musyoka as the people’s president and deputy president respectively, an event that has been highly anticipated for.
However, regarding dialogue NASA gave President Uhuru Kenyatta one week ultimatum to make up his mind, insisting that dialogue on electoral justice is the only thing that will stop its planned parallel swearing-in otherwise the country is headed to a political crisis.
The last time NASA wanted to use Uhuru park forcefully during Raila’s homecoming into the country ended in bloody fight as police collided with the opposition supporters leading to a number of people losing their lives.