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11 NASA letters that have left the government guessing on Raila’s swearing-in

Derrick Nyarieko

NASA leader Raila Odinga. He has said he will be sworn in on 12 December, with the venue of the event yet to be disclosed. [Photo/Courtesy] 

The National Super Alliance has now written to 11 county governments asking NASA governors to provide a venue for the swearing in of their leader Raila Odinga.

The swearing in is scheduled to take place on December 12.

This is seen as a move to keep the ruling coalition, Jubilee guessing about the exact venue for the swearing in.

Last week on Tuesday, Odinga said he does not recognize President Kenyatta’s presidency, and that he will swear himself in as the president of People’s assemblies.

“We said if they swear-in, we also swear in. You know I am not a coward, I am not afraid to do this,” Odinga is heard saying during a roadside address the same day Uhuru Kenyatta was inaugurated as the fifth president of the country.

The NASA team has maintained a high level of secrecy on their venue for the swearing in, leaving the task to a team of members who have been working around the clock before the big day.

The counties that have received the NASA letters include Kilifi, Mombasa, Siaya, Homa Bay, Busia, Makueni, Kitui, Kisumu, Kakamega, Vihiga and Migori.

The same counties have debated and approved a motion to form a people’s assembly that will be mandated to push for constitutional reforms and ensure Raila ascends to power.

Raila’s pick of December 12 as the day he will be inaugurated is seen as a communication of some sort, having in mind it is the day Kenyan gained its independence.

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