May 23rd 2017

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Seeking to calm NASA waters, Raila, Kalonzo plan 'major announcement' in Nairobi rally

"In the rally, there will be an announcement that will intend to significantly change the political landscape of the country," said a statement from the opposition coalition that urged its supporters to congregate at the venue from 8am.

By Priscillah Wanjirupwanjiru@kenyafreepress.comThursday, 23 Mar 2017 13:20 EAT

(L-R): NASA Principals Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula hold hands in a past joint rally.

The four opposition leaders forming the National Super Alliance will hold a public rally in Nairobi tomorrow 25 March at Masinde Muliro Grounds, Mathare, to reassure their supporters about their seriousness to unite ahead of the August 8 general elections.

"In the rally, there will be an announcement that will intend to significantly change the political landscape of the country," said a statement from the opposition coalition that urged its supporters to congregate at the venue from 8am. "Citizens of goodwill who are yearning for change and the prosperity of Kenya as a country are all invited to attend the rally," the statement added.

The NASA alliance comprised of Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi has been rocked with internal divisions in recent weeks after members of a technical team tasked with identifying the team's presidential flag-bearer differed on how to select the joint candidate.

As news about the coalition's internal strife filtered to the media, NASA principal Kalonzo Musyoka adopted a tough stance demanding that he be named the flag-bearer, supposedly because he was the best placed candidate to beat President Uhuru Kenyatta, a demand that rubbed NASA followers the wrong way.

"The coalition is determined to give Kenyans a candidate who will carry the day on August 8," Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi told this website, saying that fears about divisions in NASA were premature.

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