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NASA leaders address the press, 'teargassed'

Riziki Hamadi

NASA leaders address the press at Ngong Hills Hotel, Nairobi, August 12, 2017. [Photo|Philip Etale]

National Super Alliance (Nasa) elected members have assured supporters, that all is well with their leaders.

Addressing the press at Ngong Hills Hotel, in Nairobi, the leaders who included Rarieda MP elect Otiende Amollo, Embakasi East's Babu Owino, Ugunja's Opiyo Wandayi and Edwin Sifuna said Nasa principals were meeting to deliberate on their next move.

They affirmed that the principals would address the nation as soon as possible.

They also cited on what they termed as police brutality being meted on Nasa supporters in Kisumu and parts of Nairobi such as Kibra and Mathare, saying it was uncalled for.

They asked the police to stop 'killing' their supporters, and allow them to exercise their democratic right of picketing.

The mentioned areas have been experiencing riots, as protesters decry stolen victory, from Nasa leader Raila Odinga, after Uhuru Kenyatta was declared president elect, Friday evening.

Heavy police presence has been deployed in the areas to restore calm.

However, few moments after the presser at around 2 pm, Sifuna twitted: "We have just to go to Kibra as Nasa leaders to speak to supporters to remain calm. Our convoy has been teargassed."

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