STATEMENT ON NASA RALLIES IN NYAMIRA AND KISII COUNTIES ON OCTOBER 23, 2017
ISSUED BY GOVERNOR JOHN NYAGARAMA ON BEHALF OF GUSII LEADERS.
The Abagusii Community welcomes Right Honourable Raila Odinga and the NASA fraternity to a series of stopover and rallies in both Kisii and Nyamira counties to be held on Monday, October 23 2017.
As you are aware, the Gusii region which comprises of both Nyamira and Kisii Counties is a NASA stronghold.
In the August 8 presidential election, which was set aside by the Supreme Court, Hon Odinga scored more votes in the two counties than all the other presidential aspirants combined. This includes the Jubilee Candidate for the same seat, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta.
The NASA team is visiting the region in its efforts to inform the masses that without meaningful reforms at the IEBC, this country will not have a fresh presidential election that is credible.
Thus, it will be a waste of time and resources to participate in a sham election on October 26.
As we continue to organize for the NASA rallies tomorrow, there is information that the Jubilee government is planning to disrupt the NASA rally using security agencies and hired gangs.
As the NASA team, we wish to inform the Jubilee government that no amount of intimidation will stop our campaign for a free, fair and credible election.
We also wish to request our supporters to maintain peace and to come in large numbers to welcome the NASA team in a series of rallies and stopovers that will start at Kijauri/Nyansiongo and end with a mega rally at the Gusii Stadium.
Lastly, we condemn the recent remarks about the activation of the Chinkororo warriors in their efforts to use the group to threaten, intimidate and create violence in NASA Zones.
Governor John Nyagarama