Delegation From UK to Attend Raila's Swearing-in

  • The National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters from the United Kindom on Saturday announced that a delegation will be sent to attend Opposition Leader Raila Odinga's inauguration set for Tuesday.

    NASA-UK Chair, Kivindyo Ndivo, while speaking to Sunday Standard confirmed that a team had been set to represent the region in the Tuesday event.

    "The team will leave London in the morning (Sunday) for the Tuesday 30th of January event, they will be carrying our blessings," he stated.

    Ndivo's assistant George Osore stated that the delegation was traveling all the way to show their solidarity and be part of the historic event.

    [caption caption="File image of Raila being inaugurated as Prime Minister in 2008"][/caption]

    "We want to be part of this historical event, Kenya was about to become the first country in Africa to exercise this rare human right of self-determination which is unheard of in the developing world," he explained.

    The team, however, urged the government not to interfere with the ceremony as it may lead to violence.

    Meanwhile, a group of opposition supporters in the UK on Thursday announced that they support the inauguration of Odinga and his co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka.

    The team noted that they will form a UK people's assembly to stand with their Kenyan brothers and sisters.

    "In the year of 2018, it is our hope and belief that our nation will be liberated. We in the Diaspora have paid close attention and watched in anguish at the embarrassing revelation of what is now widely regarded around the world as a farcical political system.

    "While pressing on in this journey towards the liberation of our nation, we encourage our brothers and sisters to continue boycotting of products produced by firms that fund the oppressive illegitimate government.

    [caption caption="File image of Raila addressing his supporters at Uhuru Park"][/caption]

    "We would like to assure all Kenyans that we in the Diaspora are fully supporting your course and have resolved to set up the Kenya Peoples Assembly in the Diaspora. We will be announcing concrete steps in the weeks to come," The Standard quoted the UK NASA group.