NASA PRESS STATEMENT;
OCTOBER 8, 2017
UHURU MUST STOP PLAYING VICTIM ON ECONOMY:
While campaigning in Meru this weekend, President Uhuru Kenyatta claimed that the National Super Alliance is responsible for the economic downturn the country is facing since August elections.
NASA wishes to tell President Kenyatta to stop the victim-in-chief mentality and accept that he has caused the trouble must take responsibility for the situation in the country.
Kenya is where it is because the President and his Jubilee party tried steal elections and were caught and stopped, thus putting the country on a path we have never travelled since independence in 1963.
In the days that followed, the President and Jubilee Party have deepened the crisis by pursuing a path whose result has produced nothing but economic collapse everywhere it has been taken.
The crackdown on civil society and the Judiciary, the continued stranglehold on the IEBC, the use of State institutions like EACC and the NGO Council to crack down on perceived opponents and the creation of a police state, in addition to the corruption that remains part and parcel of the administration, always create uncertainty that end with economic collapse.
By the time Kenyans were done with the Kanu regime that deployed these tactics in the 1980s and 190s, the economy was at zero. The result will not be any different today. Stolen elections and strong man tactics never lead to economic growth. They only lead to stagnation and collapse and Uhuru must take blame.
RT. HON RAILA ODINGA
OCTOBER 8, 2017