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Kenyan Parliamentarians Back Odinga Paralell Swearing-in

Opposition National Superalianza (NASA) leader Raila Odinga Opposition National Superalianza (NASA) leader Raila Odinga
Nairobi, jan 16 (Prensa Latina) A total of 46 deputies of the opposition National Superalianza (NASA) signed an affidavit in support of the parallel swearing-in of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka on January 30.
According to other parliamentarians consulted by the Standard Media newspaper, they hope to add more than 100 legislators to confirm that they support the event scheduled for the end of January.

The members of the national assembly and the senators recognize that they understood the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and supported the establishment of the Popular Assemblies, and therefore the recognition of Odinga and Musyoka as president and deputy of the People's Republic of Kenya, respectively.

According to the signatories, the Electoral and Frontier Commission did not comply with the orders of the Supreme Court to open its servers that contained the exact and definitive results of the presidential elections held on August 8, 2017.

If the Electoral Commission had done that, the results would have shown that the winner of the presidential election was Odinga, and there was no need to repeat the elections in October, the text indicates.

The parliamentarians argue that there was no need for a new election for president of Kenya, since the people had elected their president by popular vote and overwhelming on August 8.

However, the government of Uhuru Kenyatta, reelected in the October elections boycotted by NASA, warned on several occasions to the opposition leader that if he swears he runs the risk of death for treason.

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  • Countries: Africa

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