Namwamba hits at Opposition over chaos in its strongholds

Robin Obino @obinorobin455

The Council of Kenyan Professionals (CKP) has lashed out on the National super alliance (Nasa) over cases of violence witnessed in some Opposition strongholds during the just concluded repeat presidential election.

Speaking in Nairobi yesterday, CKP chairman, and former Budalangi legislator Ababu Namwamba accused the Nasa of using violence and intimidation to precipitate a coalition government.

“We have noted with great concern the politically motivated violence caused by opposition supporters in Mathare, Kibera, Kawangware and four counties perceived to be opposition strongholds.

We condemn with the strongest terms possible such acts of hooliganism,” Namwamba said during a media briefing. The Council also asked the legislature to consider making voting compulsory for all eligible voters to discourage cases of low voter turnout.

“We regret that the right to vote came under severe threat during the just concluded election. We believe making voting compulsory will defeat political manipulation, violence, and intimidations and protect the right to vote,” Namwamba said.

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