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The Council of Professionals of Kenya (CPK) wants the Registrar of Political Parties to deregister opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa), after it last week changed its name to the National Resistance Movement (NRM). In a petition presented to the register by chairman Ababu Namwamba (pictured) yesterday, CPK outlines a number of reasons why Nasa should be delisted within seven days.
The council argues that the Opposition has exhibited a conduct that is devoid of respect and adherence to the rule of law by coming with a ‘rag-tag militia’, NRM contrary to the Political Parties Act. CPK further claims that Nasa leader Raila Odinga intends to use NRM to cause chaos and precipitate a power-sharing government.
This comes a day after a group of rowdy youth tried to block Education Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i’s convoy at Kawangware in Nairobi. Police officers were forced to use teargas canisters to disperse the youth, believed to be members of the NRM, who had camped outside Gatina Primary School where the CS was on an inspection tour ahead of the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.
“We, by copy petition, beseech you (Registrar) to invoke your powers under Section 34 of the Political Parties Act and commence investigations and disciplinary proceedings that may lead to the process of deregistering the Nasa coalition, its militia groups (NRM) and affiliated political parties,” the petition reads in part. CPK also revealed that it will be undertaking a series of measures to ensure the country does not slide into anarchy.