NASA to persist with opposition role, insists Kalonzo

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Wiper and NASA leadera Kalonzo Musyoka
Wiper and NASA leadera Kalonzo Musyoka

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has insisted that NASA will remain the main opposition party and will maintain its role as the government’s critic. Speaking on Sunday during a service at AIC Athi River, the NASA leader said the famous handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga and the newfound unity and peace initiative doesn’t erase the opposition’s responsibility, “The fact that we are saying that we’ll discuss issues doesn’t mean we’ll agree on everything. As NASA we must continue to scrutinize and correct the Jubilee government because they are still the government and NASA is still the opposition outfit,” he said, “These are the basics, we might get carried away and Kenyans may wonder who’ll speak on their behalf.”

He said the handshake was hard to understand at first given the way it was brought to light, adding that the presence of Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi would’ve been vital at the national prayer breakfast, “I said Wetangula and Mudavadi should’ve been there because maybe there language then would’ve been different.”

On his part, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi who had accompanied the Wiper leader and Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, said a genuine national dialogue that has the interests of all Kenyans should be prioritized. However, he expressed his concern with the prevailing presence of a faulty IEBC, “Everyone knows IEBC is the problem, so why not solve the issue now, saying we should wait a year for a report to be released?” he posed. His sentiments were echoed by Wetangula, who said Raila Odinga forgot about issues of electoral justice after mending bridges with President Kenyatta.