September 23rd 2017

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NASA raises red flag over rising political intolerance, a threat to peace

On this note, NASA has called on the IEBC to make the report of the verification of the voter register available since in certain regions such as Western and other NASA strongholds voter details have been switched to far areas such as Wajir without the consent of the voters.

By Cynthia Gitaucgitau@kenyafreepress.comSaturday, 15 Jul 2017 12:35 EAT

From left ODM’s Embakasi South parliamentary candidate Irshad Sumra, three NASA principals (centre) with Nairobi governor Evans Kidero at Embakasi rally yesteday.

The National super alliance (NASA) affiliate parties have raised the red flag over rising political intolerance which has resulted to rallies being disrupted by stone throwing gangs  or hecklers.

Through respective Secretary Generals, NASA parties condemned the move stating that all candidates irrespective of parties have to be given a chance to sell their agenda everywhere in the country.

“The Party has condemned the intolerance that lies behind the disruptions and violence which were experienced in Kabarnet, Thika, Kisumu and Murang’a and has implored the government to employ its full resources to the restoration of peace and security” said a statement from NASA secretariat.

The Secretary Generals represented Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Wiper Democratic Movement-Kenya (WDM-K), Amani National Congress (ANC), Ford-Kenya, and Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) according to the release.

The coalition said that security and safety of Kenyans is paramount and that the recent resurgence of attacks by Somali based Al-shabaab terror militia is unfortunate. They expressed their solidarity with the people of Lamu County who have suffered from the attacks which has impacted negative on peoples’ economic and social activities.

NASA urged the government to re-consider the issues of curfews which are having a negative impact on livelihoods of the people in the affected regions.

Meanwhile the coalition has also urged it supporters not to fall for unethical and undemocratic acts with reports that there Jubilee party operatives are buying IDs from NASA supporters in their strongholds with the intention to suppress voter turnout.

On this note, NASA has called on the IEBC to make the report of the verification of the voter register available since in certain regions such as Western and other NASA strongholds voter details have been switched to far areas such as Wajir without the consent of the voters.

NASA has committed itself to address issues that affect the lives of Kenyans, most importantly eradicating poverty and ensuring sustainable economic growth that will give Kenyans a dignified life, said the Secretary Generals as they criticized the ruling Jubilee party of failing to improve the economy by implementing flawed policies and also making bad decisions.

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