Members of Parliament affiliated to the National Super Alliance (NASA) have promised to boycott the swearing in ceremony planned for Thursday, August 31.
The politicians, all of whom make the Opposition side, have threatened to snub taking the oath of office until matters concerning Uhuru’s reelection are solved.
Led by Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohamed, the politicians intimated that they will go nowhere near the Parliament precinct therefore making the electing of the House Speaker and the deputy a Jubilee only affair, until the petition challenging Uhuru’s presidency at the Supreme Court is ruled, and in their favour.
According to Junet and the other aggrieved legislators, President Uhuru Kenyatta acted in bad faith when he called for the first sitting of Parliament despite a pending election petition.
That was in reference to Uhuru declaring that the first sitting of the National Assembly will be held on Thursday, August 31 starting at 2.00PM.
”Notice is given that pursuant to article 126(2) of the constitution, I, Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in chief of defense forces, gives notice that the first sitting of the Twelfth Parliament -The National Assembly shall be held in the National Assembly Chamber, Nairobi on Thursday, August 31, at 2.30PM” a special legal gazette notice on by Uhuru on August 23rd read.
During the first day in Parliament, the MPs are expected to take the oath of office and elect the Speaker, but the Opposition says it will not be party to it.