Now NASA to step up street demos across Kenya beginning Wednesday


Siaya County Senator James Orengo  has announced that the National Super Alliance (NASA) will intensify their demonstrations across the country beginning Wednesday.

The senator said that the demos will go on across the country to push for electoral reforms.

The announcement comes on the same day that Raila Odinga pulled out of the October 26 repeat poll.

Senator Orengo has been leading the protests in Nairobi, and has vowed that they will spread through the entire country

“We expect demonstrations all over the country tomorrow (Wednesday), from Mandera to Luanda, to Lamu as earlier scheduled,” Mr Orengo said at Okoa Kenya offices in Nairobi, moments after Mr Odinga quit the race.

He said that NASA will hold a rally with the “People of Kenya” at Uhuru park before leading the demonstrators to the IEBC headquarters at Anniversary Towers.

“(We will) march to Haile Selassie Avenue, Moi Avenue, and Kenyatta Avenue before coming back to Uhuru Park and then marching to the IEBC offices,” he said.

Mr Orengo said that the basis for the street demonstrations would still be on “no reforms, no elections” call.

The anti-IEBC demos are now in their second week.

NASA has made demands that the IEBC is reformed before they can participate in the repeat elections. They have called for CEO Ezra Chiloba and 10 other officials accused of bungling August 8 poll to be dismissed.

The coalition is also pushing for system changes at the commission, including the dropping of Dubai-based ballots printer Al Ghurair and technology supplier OT-Morpho of France.