How Kalonzo Forced NASA to Postpone Inauguration - Raila's Advisor Reveals

  • Opposition Leader Raila Odinga's advisor, Salim Lone, on Sunday revealed that Wiper Partly Leader Kalonzo Musyoka forced the National Super Alliance (NASA) to postpone its planned inauguration.

    In a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke, Lone explained that since Mr Musyoka is not in the country, there is no way the former Prime Minister could have been inaugurated minus his deputy.

    He further noted that Wiper had requested for the rescheduling of the event until its leader travels back home from Germany.

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    "The postponement of the eagerly-awaited swearing-in of the winner of the 8th August election will come as a great disappointment to the vast majority of Kenyans.

    "With Mr Kalonzo Musyoka, who would have been sworn in as Deputy President, out of the country, and with his wiper Party asking that the swearing-in be delayed until his return, the postponement was the only option that existed," Lone stated.

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    The advisor to the Opposition Leader defended the planned inauguration stating that the former Prime Minister was set to be sworn in using the results from the August 8, 2017, General Election.

    "The legality of Mr Odinga’s swearing-in was based on the simple fact that he had won the August 8 election. The Supreme Court had nullified the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as President, but it did not nullify the result of that election.

    "If the Court had access to the server, Mr Odinga would have been sworn in as the President a long time ago. NASA has now obtained the logs from the server, which recorded the voting results from each county and from each polling station in the country.

    "The figures show that he comfortably won the election by over a million votes. So it was the loser, Uhuru Kenyatta, who was fraudulently declared the winner by the Electoral Commission.

    "The swearing in of the Opposition Leader as President and of Mr Kalonzo Musyoka as Deputy President would have been perfectly legal on Tuesday. And it will be perfectly legal when it does happen," Lone's statement read in part.