NASA Makes Another Move After Forming Resistance Movement

  • National Super Alliance (NASA) led by Raila Odinga has made another move after transforming into the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

    The Registrar of Political Parties has now been asked to reserve the name of the new movement to enable it register as a party.

    In a letter released on Monday, lawyer Kelvin Njihia asked the Registrar of Political Parties to effect the changes.

    This comes a week after the NASA coalition transformed itself into the National Resistance Movement to advocate for changes in the government.

    [caption caption="Raila Odinga at a past press conference"][/caption]

    During the announcement, the NASA leader noted that NRM would be concerned mainly with co-ordinating the Opposition's acts of civil disobedience.

    During an interview with CNN, Mr Odinga clarified that the political coalition now has three branches: the parliamentary wing made up of the Members of National Assembly and Woman Representatives from NASA-affiliate parties, the Senate wing made up of the Senators elected from the coalition and the latest addition, the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

    He also stated that people should boycott newspapers, TV stations, products and services in their bid for change in Kenya.

    Yesterday, Mr Odinga noted that the repeat presidential poll was a sham and even claimed that he had evidence that the actual voter turnout was 3.5 million.

    He announced the formation of People's assembly as part of NASA's new wing, the Resistance Movement.

    [caption caption="Raila Odinga at a past rally"][/caption]

    The Assembly will be a broad group made of youth, elected leaders, women, civil society and religious leaders.

    He also reiterated that they would exercise their right to demonstrate, picket and present petitions to public bodies.