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FRESH DETAILS: NASA Changes Inauguration Venue After Being Blocked From Uhuru Park

Opposition says Nothing Will Bar them

 

The National Super Alliance has changed the Inauguration of its Chief Raila Odinga and Mr Kalonzo Musyoka as People’s Assembly president and deputy president respectively.

According to sources close to the opposition, the swearing in ceremony would not be held at Uhuru Park as earlier announced and planned citing Jubilee government has interfered with their plan to hold their event in Uhuru park. “When we chose Uhuru Park, we knew the Jubilee leadership would thwart our mission by ensuring the venue is cordoned off by police. We have chosen a different location that will be known during or after the event,” the report revealed.

Just recently the city county government said a church and a group called Nairobi Business Community have applied to use the grounds on January 30, parallel to Mr Odinga’s swearing-in ceremony.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: Uhuru Park Booked in Advance on NASA’s Swearing In Date.

However, Nasa co-principal Musalia Mudavadi yesterday confirmed that the preparations for the ceremony were still on and that nothing would stop Nasa from achieving what it promised Kenyans. “Our communication in Mombasa on Sunday was clear. As long as there is no contrary message, the swearing in is on,” said Mudavadi.

Consequently, Musyoka is on record telling Jubilee to stop their stubbornness and call for dialogue with NASA to save the country from plunging into a political crisis. “I’m for dialogue because I don’t want Kenya to go the South Sudan or Somalia way. We want peace and it starts with Mr Kenyatta,” he said

This comes even as US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec held a meeting with Mr Odinga yesterday at Capitol Hill, to convince him stop the plan for his ‘inauguration’. The ambassador has been calling for dialogue and has since held separate meetings with Nasa principals and its leadership in the National Assembly as well as those from the ruling Jubilee party side to try and convince them for talks that would hopefully end the political crisis being experienced in the country.

The opposition however has given President Uhuru Kenyatta an ultimatum until January 30 to call for the talks failure to which Mr Odinga would be sworn in as planned. Apparently among the demands that the opposition has set for Jubilee include changes to the electoral commission to achieve electoral justice and changing the system of governance from pure presidential to parliamentary. But to his part, the President maintains he will only take part in such negotiations if they are about development.

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