In Summary
  • Nasa leaders laughed off a series of letters that have popped up in social media indicating that they were shopping for a venue for the function.
  • Mr Odinga accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of “not taking a single action” to lower the political temperatures.
  • ODM Executive Director Oduor Ong’wen said they will in two days give an update of their programme.

The opposition Nasa will in the next two days give an update of its programme of action leading up to the controversial swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga as the “people’s president”.

Making the announcement Wednesday, National Super Alliance leaders, however, laughed off a series of letters that have popped up in social media indicating that they were shopping for a venue for the function in counties in which the coalition holds sway.

National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohamed, the Suna East MP, dismissed the letters and accused Jubilee of authoring them with a view to showing the coalition in a bad light.

“We have seen all such letters but that is not our work,” said Mr Mohamed.

“We have neither written, nor are we shopping around for the swearing-in venue which, by the way, is still on.”

The letters, purportedly signed by the Nasa presidential inauguration team, were written to the governors of Busia, Kisumu, Migori, Kakamega, Mombasa and Kitui asking them to identify a suitable venue for the anticipated inauguration on December 12.

And, in a statement delivered by his adviser Salim Lone, Mr Odinga dismissed calls to call off the swearing-in ceremony on the grounds that it would polarise the nation.

“Kenya has never been as polarised as it has been the past few months,” said Mr Odinga.

“It’s polarised because both the August and October elections were stolen, and because of a host of other murderous actions by this regime that have inflamed millions.”

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