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We’ve commissioned ‘assumption of office’ team, says Nasa

Seth Onyango @SethManex

The National Super Alliance (Nasa) has formed an ‘Assumption of Office’ committee to prepare for the swearing in of its leader Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president’.

Nasa strategist David Ndii assured the swearing in of Raila and Kalonzo Musyoka as his deputy is on course with the committee expected to be unveiled soon. “We have a committee already.

We will officially unveiled it soon. Then we will announce the exact date of the swearing in,” he said. His sentiments were echoed by the coalition’s People Assembly Organising Committee member Oduor Ong’wen who said the team will be unveiled in a few days.

“We are alive to the fact that the public is very eager to hear about the swearing in of the ‘people’s president and deputy president. This is on course. It will be the biggest public event that Kenya has seen since Independence.

An ‘assumption of office’ committee, which is already in place and working will be unveiled in the coming days to keeping our supporters updated,” said Ong’wen. Electoral Justice Asked about which office Raila will take after his swearing in, Ndii prevaricated stating that power is with the people.

“Power resides where the people decide it will reside. There is such thing as instrument of power. Power belongs to the people, those are instruments of state authority.” Ndii criticised Kenyans for being too preoccupation with the State, asserting that the populace should wait and see which powers Raila will have after his swearing in.

Meanwhile, Ong’wen said Nasa will this Sunday hold a rally in Kakamega as they push for electoral justice in the country. He said the event will be a continuation of similar ones that started at the Coast on December 17, when the region set in motion the ‘people’s assembly’ process. Ndii highlighted a growing trend of electoral authoritarian where the country’s electoral system is manipulated in favour of the incumbent president.

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