NASA yet to pay Mount Kenya agents days after Raila lost elections

NASA yet to pay Mount Kenya agents days after Raila lost elections

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The National Super Alliance (NASA) has found itself in yet another quagmire just days after losing the presidential race.

Yesterday (Wednesday, August 16), the coalition made an about-turn saying it will go to the Supreme Court after all, to file a petition to challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win. But a different kind of headache is brewing.

We have established that on the same day Opposition leader Raila Odinga addressed the nation where he revealed his Court plans, 2,000 agents came out to air their plight with the coalition.

It has been revealed that since the IEBC declared the winner of the presidential race on Friday, August 11, the coalition’s agents from Nyandarua and Laikipia counties are yet to receive their payments for representing the alliance in the grassroots during the polls.

Dickson Manyara and Abraham Lemanyishoe, Nasa’s election coordinators in the aforementioned counties, respectively, said he was under pressure from the agents who are seeking their dues.

The NASA secretariat should give us a timeline of when the agents should expect their monies, or they can call for a meeting and clear up the matter with them,” the Nation quoted Manyara on Wednesday, August 16.

The agents believe that Manyara and his colleague received the monies but opted not to pass the same over to them.

650 agents from Nyandarua are demanding KSh 4,800 each not including transport and allowance for the day they were trained to be agents. The allowance is KSh 1,800 a day.

In Laikipia, there are over 1,000 agents expecting this money. We hope the secretariat will speed up the process in the next two days so we can move on to other issues,” said Lemanyishoe.

It is reported that the Nasa agents started becoming impatient on learning that their Jubilee counterparts had already been paid.

But the two counties are not the only places were Nasa agents have not been as a similar complaints have been raised in Embu, Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties as well. Curiously enough, the affected counties are non Raila Odinga strongholds.

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