Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

NASA's People's Assembly Suspended

NASA's People's Assembly Suspended

Cracks in the National Super Alliance widened on Sunday following revelations that opposition leader Raila Odinga will not attend a meeting of co-principals on Monday.

The opposition leader's lieutenants had also remained non-committal on whether Mr. Odinga would join the meeting whose main agenda was set to be the pact with President Kenyatta.

"We have a responsibility as leaders to be able to come together to discuss these issues and to find solutions that will bind our people, that will unify the country, that will give us a lifecycle that is beyond the five [election] years", the President said on Friday after the meeting with Odinga.

"He felt that talking directly to the President was the most practical thing to do, given the circumstances", said a source, who described the meeting as initially "tense" and devoid of the pleasantries that have characterised previous Nasa get-togethers.

On Monday, members of the People's Assembly Steering Committee suspended the Peoples Assemblies following the Friday announcement of Truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.

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"It is as if only they know where the door to Jubilee house is".

The People's Assemblies activities were suspended as the NASA co-principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula met to chart the way forward following the signing of an agreement between the former Premier and President Kenyatta.

However, he expressed concern that, with diminishing chances that they could force a new round of free, fair and credible elections, joining hands with Jubilee Party was the only viable way to safeguard their political legitimacy.

"It is the three principals who will have to sit and decide whether to incorporate Mr Odinga", he said.

During an ODM national governing council meeting early this month, the party told its allies in the coalition that it was ready to go it alone if pushed. Even Jesus was betrayed by one of his closest disciple, Judas.

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