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Joho's message to Uhuru after Mombasa adopts people's assembly motion

Benard Ramoka

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho at a past event. He has lauded Mombasa MCAs for adopting NASA's people's assembly motion. [Photo/ standardmedia.co.ke]

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has lauded Members of County Assembly (MCAs) for unanimously adopting the people's assembly motion.

The county assembly debated and adopted the NASA sponsored motion on Wednesday.

Speaking to journalists at the county offices on Wednesday, Joho said the push to form people's assembly across the country is unstoppable.

The ODM deputy party leader put President Uhuru Kenyatta's government on the spot, saying Kenyans are tired of oppressive rule.

"Uhuru Kenyatta's government should know that it will not oppress Kenyans and perpetuate electoral injustice forever. People will speak because they have the power," said Joho.

Joho asked other counties that have not adopted the people's assembly motion to do so quickly, arguing that the country needs to be saved from the dictatorship being allegedly perpetrated by the Jubilee administration.

Mombasa has joined other pro-NASA counties among them Vihiga, Kakamega, Makueni, Kwale, Kilifi, Migori, Siaya and HomaBay that have adopted the people's assembly motion.

Last month, the Kitui High Court blocked NASA from forming the people's assemblies until a case filed by a lobby group questioning the constitutionality of the assemblies is heard and determined.

NASA's top leadership however rubbished the court order, terming it unconstitutional.

Last week, the opposition appointed economist David Ndii as chairperson of a seven-member committee to spearhead the creation of the people's assembly.

The opposition is seeking to use the assemblies to advocate for electoral reforms and possible fresh presidential elections.

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