NASA Supporters Arrive at Uhuru Park for Swearing-in

  • Despite a warning from Nairobi Police boss Japheth Koome, a number of NASA supporters started arriving at Uhuru Park grounds as early as 5 am on Tuesday morning.

    Police had parked their water cannons a short distance away from the grounds but did not confront the handful of supporters.

    A beehive was also found behind the dais but was removed by the opposition supporters.

    [caption caption="NASA Supporters at Uhuru Park"][/caption]

    Leaders within the NASA ranks have maintained that the swearing-in will go on as planned and opposition leader Raila Odinga will be sworn-in as the People's President.

    According to the Nation, a leaked schedule revealed that Governors, MPs and other guests will be seated by 9 am and the NASA co-principals will make a grand entrance at around 10 am.

    There will be a 'short speech by one of the selected members of the people’s assembly' before Odinga takes the oath," followed by Kalonzo Musyoka.

    The former Prime Minister will then give a speech on how the coalition will move forward and the event should be over by 1 pm.

    Elsewhere three buses ferrying NASA supporters to the inauguration from Mombasa to Nairobi were detained on Monday at Voi in Taita Taveta County.

    According to one of the supporters, the Opposition supporters were detained at Voi Police Station after the interception of the buses.

    Nonetheless, Voi OCPD Joseph Chesire noted that the police intercepted the three buses for traffic offenses.

    He further confirmed that the Police are holding 82 passengers who were traveling in the buses.

    [caption caption="Photo of the Intercepted Buses"][/caption]