STATEMENT

Mr Muthama read the statement where he put the number of people who have succumbed to police brutality at 100.

He also displayed spent cartridges they said were from Kibera, Mathare and Kawangware.

Before they spoke, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i had denied reports that security forces had killed demonstrators.

Without going to the courts and ruling out conceding, Mr Odinga has limited options. The state intelligence is also on his case on what he could be plotting. There are reports of attempts of infiltration into his think tank so the government can pre-empt his move.

ODINGA'S OPTIONS

Mr Odinga may choose the mass action route or assume formlessness in the face of a powerful state machinery on standby to vanquish him.

But it must also not be lost on government that Mr Odinga is a battle hardened operative who has earned the reputation of successfully fighting excesses of the state in what culminated into a new Constitution in 2010. He has shown no signs of tiring.

“We are going to the court of the public opinion, a stolen election does not amount to the establishment of government,” Mr Orengo said.

The last public appearance by Nasa principals was on Friday afternoon when they made an impromptu visit to the national tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya.

ANNOUNCE WINNER

We later learnt that the move was motivated by information that the commission was poised to announce Mr Kenyatta the winner before addressing their questions on alleged hacking and votes that had come from non-gazetted polling centres they charge went to the president’s vote basket. They have since assumed a low profile, spending most of the time together in meetings.

They accused IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati of succumbing to pressure from the State and announcing results of the presidential contest before addressing their grievances.

CONCEDE DEFEAT

There has been a chorus from religious leaders, political opponents as well as international observers asking Nasa to concede in the interest of national cohesion.

Nairobi’s central business district is deserted with the usually chocking traffic jam not there. Most people are opting to stay indoors under fear that they may be caught up in the running battles between the police and rioters.

Businesses and work places are recording minimal activity is what is already projected to affect the economy. The height of it was on Friday when Public Service Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki issued a circular instructing all civil servants to report to work with immediate effect.

Mr Muthama said the president has no mandate over them, remarks that will only escalate the already poisoned environment.

“We have the will of the people. The act of stealing elections must come to an end,” he said.

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