Former ODM nominated MP Isaac Mwaura in a past event. He has urged NASA leaders to call off their planned swearing in. (Photo/nairobinews.co.ke)
Nominated senator Isaac Mwaura has pleaded with NASA principals led by Raila Odinga to call off their planned swearing in.
Mwaura who defected from Raila’s ODM party and joined Jubilee, argues that the planned January 30 swearing remains illegal and will land Raila and his allies into trouble.
Speaking to journalists at Parliament Buildings on Thursday, the former nominated ODM lawmaker urged NASA to take advantage of the constitution provisions as they push their reforms agenda.
He said that NASA’s push for electoral reforms is justifiable but the opposition is using unlawful and constitutional means top push for it.
Mwaura who unsuccessfully contested for the Ruiru Parliamentary seat in last years election before being nominated senator by Jubilee party said that Raila risks losing his repute as democratic fighter if he agrees to take an illegal oath.
“I want advise Raila and his allies to consider dropping the planned swearing in and seek proper constitutional mechanisms in their reforms agenda,” he said.
The Jubilee nominated senator asked the opposition to partner with Uhuru Kenyatta’s government in development.
“I know out president is much willing to work with the opposition in building the nation and as such they (opposition) must drop their hard stand lines and engages the government,” he said.
Mwaura said that it is time for the country to move together after a prolonged election period last year.
NASA is pushing for electoral reforms and is planning to swear in Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka as the people’s president and deputy on January 30 at Uhuru Park.
The government has termed the planed swearing in as illegal and treasonous.