In Summary
  • The organising committee, unveiled on Friday, is supposed to come up with a plan for defying the Jubilee government — including a fresh election and secession through a “people’s assembly”.
  • On Sunday, Nasa sources told the Nation that the committee had agreed not to elect a chairperson for fear that the State would target him or her.
  • The opposition has refused to recognise President Kenyatta’s victory.
  • Mr Odinga said in Kakamega County they will not relent until there is electoral reform.

A team unveiled by the National Super Alliance to find a way to have coalition leader Raila Odinga declared the “people’s president” says it is being intimidated by the government.

The organising committee, unveiled on Friday, is supposed to come up with a plan for defying the Jubilee government — including a fresh election and secession through a “people’s assembly”.

After a meeting at Nasa’s Okoa Kenya offices in Lavington, Nairobi, the team remained tight-lipped on the agenda of the talks.

A source, however, told the Nation that the plan to swear in Mr Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka as president and deputy president, respectively, on December 12 was one of the items discussed.

The Sunday Nation reported that sections of Nasa were opposed to the swearing-in, which would be of dubious legality and possibly largely symbolic.

NO CHAIRPERSON

Mr Odinga successfully contested the presidential election of August 8, which he had lost, but boycotted the Supreme Court-ordered repeat election that was held on October 26.

The division pits mainly younger politicians against the seasoned ones, who believe that being sworn in would be catastrophic for Mr Odinga and Mr Musyoka.

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