The National Super Alliance (NASA) will definitely call for mass action to protest what it calls rigging of the 2017 presidential election against its candidate Raila Odinga, never mind it filed a petition at the Supreme Court.
The coalition’s strategist, David Ndii, who is a key adviser to the former Prime Minister who lost his forth bid to be country’s CEO, said on Tuesday, August 22, that they will call for demonstrations, it matters not if protestors will be shot dead by the police.
According to the economist, although they have gone to court to challenged Uhuru Kenyatta’s win in the August 8 poll, mass protests will still be held as a way of showing disapproval for what he termed “political dictatorship”.
Ndii who was speaking in a live interview on NTV, did not however reveal when such protests will be held and how long they are expected to last.
“We have been calling for mass action since 1990, and we will not stop it… We will call for mass action, yes we will go for mass action. We will not live in a political dictatorship. We are in the Supreme Court to just show the world what happened during elections,” he revealed.
Ndii is also for the idea of cessation along tribal lines adding that only a fearless Opposition can stand against a “bully that tried to intimidate civil society from going to court”.
His pronouncement comes hot on the heels of violent post election clashes between police and protesters in Opposition strongholds including Nairobi, Kisumu, Homa Bay and Migori counties with the NGOs saying 25 people lost their lives.
“The court cannot provide a political solution..all political progress gained since independence has come through resistance…some of us don’t have political ambitions, it’s all about making Kenya better,” said the Nasa technical team member when pressed by journalist Larry Madowo why they were having double speak.
Ndii who said he was ready to die for the cause, noted that violence will be the only way to go for Kenyans to emancipate themselves from political dominance.
Watch the interview below courtesy of NTV: