NASA protests may hurt economy, says Murang’a legislators

A cross section of Murang’a legislators have described the protests being organised by NASA coalition Principals as an impediment to the country’s economy.

These protests which are scheduled to commence today (Monday), the leaders said will force many business people to close their enterprises in fear of incurring damages triggered by the demonstrators.

The legislators who were campaigning for President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday at Kandara Sub County observed that the motive behind NASA demonstrations is to create an economic crisis in the country.

Led by the County senator Irungu Kang’ata and the county women Representative Ms Sabina Chege, the leaders cautioned Kenyans against participating in the demonstration which may turn chaotic.

Calls by the opposition to stage demonstrations against IEBC officials should be ignored by all Kenyans as the move may create tension in the country and greatly affect businesses in the cities and major towns, said Kang’ata.

Kang’ata told the NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga to stop forcing his agenda on the people of Kenya and prepare for October 26th repeat elections.

Its so surprising that every time Raila loses in polls he calls for the resignation of the election officials; this trend must come to an end and we as the people of Murang’a we will not sit back and watch people in the name of demonstrators destroying people’s business, warned the Senator.

He said they will also mobilise people to counter NASA protests and protect the property of Kenyans.

The campaign caravan was also attended by MPs Peter Kimari (Mathioya), Mary Waithera (Maragua), Ruth Mwaniki (Kigumo), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Joseph Nduati (Gatanga) and Alice Wahome (Kandara).

On her part Ms Chege said as Jubilee leaders they will not allow NASA leaders to cause chaos in the country.

She said if the opposition is not ready for elections they should stop inciting Kenyans and giving conditions which cannot be attained within the remaining period before the repeat presidential elections.

Ms Chege defended Supreme Court Judge Njoki Ndungu against a petition filed against her by lawyer Apollo Mboya.

Let these people desist from drawing Lady Justice Ndung’u into political issues as she delivered her mandate without interference, said Chege.

Kandara MP Wahome castigated the opposition for dismissing the proposed election laws saying the legislations do not favour any political divide.

Wahome noted that Odinga’s rejection of the changes indicate that he may have had a hand in the widespread discrepancies experienced in the August elections.

The proposed changes in the election laws will provide even playing ground for all candidates to be legally elected to various offices, she added.

Wahome who is a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee charged with drafting the changes said the laws will compel IEBC to strictly discharge its duties in accordance to the law.

Source: Kenya News Agency