Raila Declares That NASA Is Now A Resistance Movement

PHOTO | NASA Coalition
The world watched as supporters of the NASA coalition streamed into Uhuru Park on Wednesday 25 October afternoon even after the Nairobi County had asked the police to cordon off the park. Earlier, the coalition had said that they would give a major announcement. When Raila Odinga declared that NASA was no longer a party but a national resistance movement, heads turned and followers cheered.

Tomorrow, therefore, we return our original assignment. That assignment at the start of the current journey was and remains that we will be the people who will end electoral fraud not only in Kenya but in all of Africa.  We are the team that will uproot the evil culture of sham elections with pre-determined outcomes.
We fought for multi-parties and a new constitution and we won.
Tomorrow we begin with new determination the battle for electoral justice, where government is established in no way other than through free, fair and credible elections.
We must rise to the occasion and save democracy not only for ourselves but for all of Africa. We remind the people of Kenya that in this region, we are the last country standing and fighting for democracy. If Kenya succumbs to dictatorship, all of Africa will be in danger.
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But we must take courage that although we are pivotal, we are not alone in our democratic ambitions. Across Continent, we have comrades in the people of Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Gambia, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Botswana, Togo and South Africa who insist that every vote must count and every vote must be counted; the Constitution must be respected and the rule of law upheld.

Calling it the Uhuru Park Declaration, Raila Odinga said;

From tomorrow, the duty of every citizen who loves freedom, who respects our Constitution, of every patriot, is to resist dictatorship, and to fight to restore a government established in compliance with the Constitution. The only government that can be so established, is a government elected in a free, fair and credible election. 
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By attempting to establish an unlawful government, Uhuru and Ruto have invited us to exercise or sovereign power directly as enshrined in the very first article of our Constitution. The invitation is accepted. 

  • From today we are transforming the NASA Coalition into a resistance movement. 
  • Embark on a national campaign of defiance of illegitimate governmental authority and non-cooperation with all its organs. 
  • Boycott the goods and services offered by the businesses for whose benefit dictatorship is being established. 
  • We shall convene a PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY for the purpose of charting our way back to constitutionalism and democracy. 
  • Mobilize all progressive forces in the country to ensure that a fresh, free and fair presidential election is organized within 90 days.

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