The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga has launched the Truth and Electoral Justice Campaign to defend political rights.
He announced the move during the swearing-in ceremony of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his deputy William Kingi in Mombasa, Monday.
In a gambit that pushes Kenya’s presidential election dispute to a new level, Raila said that he will not bow to pressure to accept electoral defeat move on after the August 8 election which he insisted was riddled with irregularities.
“We refuse to give up in our pursuit for justice in this country,” said Raila.
He congratulated Joho on his re-election and thanked the people of Mombasa for overwhelmingly voting for him.
The NASA leader also condemned police brutality witnessed after elections that lead to lose of lives.
Speaking during his inauguration, Joho promised youth employment and empowerment, security and a sustainable development. He assured Raila that the people of Mombasa will stand by his side and go by his directions.
“We remain loyal to the cause and I assure my party leader that county government of Mombasa is all yours.” Joho said.
He urged for peace and tranquility in Mombasa as NASA sought justice.
NASA principal Musalia Mudavadi asked Kenyans to be strong in the pursuit for justice.
“Let us be strong as we pursue justice. We shall not allow the mockery of democracy,” said Mudavadi, reiterating his position on Monday that Kenyans “will not accept two-minute “justice’’. That was in reference to the controversial 2013 Supreme Court verdict on Raila Odinga’s petition against Uhuru Kenyatta’s election, which petition the court throw out and communicated the verdict in a matter of minutes.
On Friday, NASA launched its petition against President Uhuru Kenyatta in the just ended election at the Supreme Court.
President Uhuru’s lawyers Monday wrote to the Supreme Court expressing concerns that Raila’s lawyers were still filing evidence past Friday deadline.