In Summary
  • Friday’s meeting was also attended by Nasa co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi.

  • The top leadership of the opposition will meet on Tuesday next week to deliberate on whether or not the coalition MPs-elect should attend the first session of the 12th Parliament slated for Thursday.

  • Mr Wetang’ula said the coalition would from Saturday hold peaceful vigil outside the Supreme Court to pray for the matter.

The opposition has criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta for calling the first sitting of Parliament Thursday next week despite a petition challenging the validity of his re-election.

National Super Alliance (Nasa) co-principal Moses Wetang’ula said Mr Kenyatta’s move was in bad faith and meant to weigh down Raila Odinga’s case at the Supreme Court. 

MEETING

Addressing the press at Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi on Friday, Mr Wetang'ula termed the decision by President Kenyatta as premature.

“It is in the Constitution that the president or the caretaker president has powers to summon Parliament for purposes of swearing in of members and election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, but we find President Uhuru’s decision premature since there is a case in court challenging his re-election” Mr Wetang’ula said after meeting with MPs elected on Nasa- affiliate parties.

Friday’s meeting was also attended by Nasa co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi.

The top leadership of the opposition will meet on Tuesday next week to deliberate on whether or not the coalition MPs-elect should attend the first session of the 12th Parliament slated for Thursday.

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Mr Wetang’ula said the coalition would from Saturday hold peaceful vigil outside the Supreme Court to pray for the matter.

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