National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has given Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) officials upto to Monday evening to vacate office, failure to which Nasa will hold mass protests starting Tuesday to eject them over bungled August 8th presidential election.
Speaking at a rally in Kawangware in Nairobi on Sunday, the former Prime Minister said that Nasa will not relent in their bid to ensure electoral reforms are in place before a repeat presidential election slated for October 26th.
“On Tuesday we are going to Anniversary Towers to hound out of office IEBC officials who bungled August 8 polls led by Chiloba. We still insist that our demands be met by IEBC before the fresh election.” Raila said.
NASA presidential running mate Kalonzo Musyoka noted that the Supreme Court restored faith in Kenya’s institutions by overturning President Uhuru's victory, adding all parties in the repeat poll must be on a level playing field.
“We don’t have a problem with going back to the polls, but we cannot allow the same officials that skewed the election in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta to preside over the repeat election,” Kalonzo said.
Earlier, while attending a church service at PAG Kangemi, the NASA leaders vowed to oppose any attempts by Jubilee administration to trim Judiciary’s powers.
Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa said that Nasa will fight Jubilee's evil plan on the Judiciary.
“The Supreme Court nullified a bungled election on September 1 and now Jubilee wants to interfere with the independence of the Judiciary we want to say we will not accept that to happen.” Wamalwa said.
The leaders further termed Jubilee push for vote recount as futile and demanded that IEBC servers be opened so the winner of August 8th polls are known.
“Jubilee leaders keep on insisting that the Supreme Court judges should have ordered a re-count of the ballot papers. I want to tell you that there is no point in doing that because they have already been tampered with, and in any case IEBC should have allowed interested parties access to its serves to establish if the polls were not bungled,” Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris said.