KENYAN OPPOSITION PARTIES TO FORM SINGLE PLATFORM TO WREST POWER IN AUGUST POLLS

The leaders of kenya’s opposition parties say they will hold a meeting here Wednesday to establish a platform for a formation of a massive combined opposition movement to wrest leadership of the nation from the governing Jubilee Party in the next general elections due in August this year.

The leadership of the main opposition coalition, the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) and of a number of other political parties in the opposition camp who are opposed to the passage of the contentious electoral laws, intend to use the meeting to discuss the formation of a National Super Alliance (NASA) which they are optimistic will win the August general election.

Speaking during an inspection tour to check on preparations for the event, opposition leaders led by senator Siaya James Orengo, Tongareni Member of Parliament Eseli Simiyu and his Nambale counterpart, MP Sakwa Bunyasi, noted that other issues on the agenda will be taking one stand on the electoral laws that was passed by both the Senate and the National Assembly.

Orengo also noted that the meeting will also marshal all the leaders and those aspiring to vie for their tickets to mobilize their people to register in numbers in the second voter registration exercise that will be conducted form Jan 16 by the Independent Electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC).

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK