NASA co-principal Raila Odinga has insisted that the party will not stumble and break up, citing that his fellow opposition leader Kalonzo Musyoka will never leave the party. While addressing Nairobi residents in Mathare during a NASA rally, Raila Odinga refuted claims from various quarters that the party may disintegrate, “All the four of us in NASA we are united,” he said, “They’ve spread a lot of propaganda concerning Kalonzo Musyoka. Kalonzo is totally committed to NASA, he isn’t going anywhere.” He assured Kenyans that the leaders will eventually agree on a flagbearer.
Raila Odinga also criticized President Uhuru Kenyatta for failing to respect Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho when he visited Mombasa County, adding that the President honour the constitution when it comes to differences between national and County administration. “The project that was being launched by the President in Mombasa is a local project,” he said, “You can’t deny the governor entry,” he said, adding that the Governor is the County leader.
The NASA leader said that the government’s borrowing has incurred a lot of responsibility. He said that every Kenyan at the moment has a debt because of the government’s erratic borrowing. His sentiment was supported by Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi, who said the government’s borrowing hasn’t been good. “The government’s plan when it comes to seeking loans hasn’t been good. We are in a mess,” he said, “The inflated price of flour, for example, shows they are increasingly borrowing money.” He also said that the party is a team, and they don’t depend on a sole name in the party, but they help each other, “Our strength is in our unity,” he said.
Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula said that the expectation of every Kenyan is to have a free, fair and peaceful election without any rigging. He insisted that no NASA leader will leave the party, “All of us, we are in NASA, and we are going nowhere.”