Why NASA has suspended People's Assembly agenda

Cheryl Sanders
March 13, 2018

The announcement coincided with a meeting being held at the Stoni Athi Resort in Athi River by the NASA Principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula.

The former Prime Minister, it is understood, also apologised to his colleagues over the manner in which he had handled the issue.

Working with Jubilee, he added, would in fact be beneficial to Nasa.

In a political twist that shows Friday's rapprochement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA's Raila Odinga was bearing fruit, Dr Ndii who is also the Steering Committee chair of opposition NASA, announced the dissolution of the People's Assembly process saying it was found appropriate upon request. "The two leaders have asked us to give them an opportunity to spearhead this process and we have accepted".

The envoys urged Mr Odinga to "accept the fact that Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto are the legitimate President and Deputy of Kenya" after the Supreme Court upheld their election on October 26 past year.

Mr. Mahama, alongside other observer groups, had declared the August 8, 2017 elections which the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta won, as free and fair, despite the irregularities alleged by Kenya's opposition leader, Raila Odinga.

The only way out was to forge a friendship and push for their agenda from the inside rather than from the outside, Odinga is said to have explained.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga had after last year's disputed elections formed People's Assemblies in each of Kenya's 47 counties to force Kenyatta to step down and to enable the holding of new elections.

The U.S. had called on Odinga to recognize Kenyatta's leadership so as to create room for dialogue.

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