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Nasa wants Chebukati to postpone poll

Mwangi Willy @PeopleDailyKe

National Super Alliance (Nasa) brigade took their anti-polls campaigns to Trans Nzoia with calls to IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati to postpone the October 26 election.

The Opposition outfit announced a series of countrywide protests from tomorrow in a bid to force the IEBC to call off the poll.

The Nasa team said they are not ready to participate in “a pre-rigged poll” saying the electoral body has already been infiltrated by the Jubilee government and the winner set.

Addressing a rally outside Kiminini Catholic Church, Nasa leader Raila Odinga asked Chebukati “to  open up and admit to Kenyans that IEBC cannot conduct a credible election”.

“We want Chebukati to be frank and tell Kenyans the truth about this election, Kenyans will protect him from the jaws of Jubilee, what he needs to do is stand firm for the sake of justice in the country,” said Raila who was accompanied by Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula.

He also accused the Jubilee government of refusing to implement the Truth Reconciliation and Justice Commission report.

“We should have followed in the footsteps of South Africa and implement the TJRC report. It would have helped heal the country and address injustices meted out on Kenyans by former regimes. Kenyans of goodwill should ensure this government is sent packing if we want full implementation of the report,” he said.

The ODM leader also criticised church leaders for staying quiet over what he termed injustices by the   government.

“Sadly, our current crop of the clergy is quiet on issues affecting Kenyans. They are not speaking out on the killing of innocent Kenyans,” he said.

Wetang’ula said the Nasa coalition will continue advocating for peace in the country saying President  Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are blocking the will of the people and justice for all by not implementing the TJRC report.

“Without justice, there can be no happiness or development and there can be no peace which is the reason we want Jubilee to respect the voice of Kenyans,” he said.

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