Who Will Blink First; Hours to NASA’s Swearing in
It is just hours to the much awaited swearing in of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka as the People’s President and Deputy President respectively set for 30th January.
This is the 3rd time that the duo will be attempting to take oath after two failed attempts on 28th October and 12th December 2017.
National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters have been putting pressure on the Raila to be sworn in as the Peoples’s President. NASA has maintained that they won the August 8th election with 8.1m votes as compared to those of the Jubilee candidate President Uhuru Kenyatta 7.9m.
Last week on Friday NASA lawyer and Siaya James Orengo indicated that NASA had gotten election results of the August 8th election indicating that they were the winners and if the IEBC would open their servers the results would match. The IEBC declared President Uhuru Kenyatta winner with 8,203,290 votes against Raila’s 6,762,224, after which the results were nullified by the Supreme Court and a repeat election held on the 26th October which the opposition chose not to participate.
Nairobi County Police boss Japhet Koome has indicated that there will be no meeting at the Uhuru Park grounds where the swearing in is expected to take place. Further adding that he and his team will guard the city jealously to ensure that every ones safety is guaranteed. The County of Nairobi had on Tuesday issued a statement indicating that the park had been closed for repairs that would make it more appealing to its visitors.
NASA’s core principle Kalonzo Musyoka had issued a one week ultimate for the two sided- Jubilee and NASA to have dialogue failure to which they would push through with their swearing in.
The governments side has indicated the swearing in is a crime of treason according to the Kenyan constitution which is punishable by death and are daring them to proceed.
Two wrongs don’t make a right and only time will tell who will blink first.