NASA National Campaign Committee Chairman Musalia Mudavadi has accused the Jubilee Administration of putting pressure on NASA candidates who were rigged out of elections, to concede defeat to their Jubilee opponents. He said the most affected candidates are those who ran for gubernatorial elections and were defending their respective seats in the general election.
“Many of them had planned to file election petitions to contest and annul the election of opponents,” Musalia noted. “The most disturbing feature of this arbitrary political pressure to concede defeat is that it involves threats and intimidation particularly by waving the spectre of prosecution, unwarranted and excessive tax assessments and demands, and interference with legitimate business or other enterprises.” He added.
Musalia also pointed out that Jubilee administration is extracting statements from some NASA elected leaders to make pronouncements to the effect that they are going to work with the Government.
“Article 6(2) of the Constitution is clear on how devolved governments should work vis-a-vis the national government. As NASA, we had noted the strange and odd wins in several counties including Garissa, Machakos, Nairobi, Narok, Kajiado, Wajir and Marsabit, where a computer-generated formula, using the same algorithm, unlawfully and fraudulently secured victories for Jubilee candidates who purportedly ended up winning seats by similar percentages,” Musalia argued .
He further said Jubilee is deeply insecure and worried about its own survival, knowing well that it lacks the mandate of the people, and that the regime knows every court case will expose the fraud that it is and is therefore willing to go to all lengths, including blackmail, to secure consent, endorsement and a semblance of legitimacy. “We condemn the arbitrary and unlawful exercise of executive authority and intimidation by persistently waving the aura of tyranny of numbers.
This is no different from the crude democracy and backward model of “election” used by KANU at its lowest rock bottom nadir in Kenya’s political universe. It is a political action by what looks like soft power, but it is not different from the brutal and illegal invasion and attack meted against civil society organisations and the destruction of NASA tallying centers in recent weeks.”
The NASA Campaign Chairman emphasised that no elections in Kenya have been as scandalous and controversial as this year’s and they are determined to prove it in court and through other legal avenues.
“Kenya is not ready to allow the state, and Jubilee for that matter, to roll back the democratic gains the country has made, solidified by the enactment of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. We ask the Kenyan people, patriots, to remain resilient and firm in defending democracy.’ He concluded