NASA steering committee suspends the people's assembly agenda

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala with nominated Senator Naomi Shiyonga addressing journalists outside Kakamega Assembly after he addressed the assembly on 8th March

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has suspended the People's Assembly formation process following the unity talks held by President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga last week.

The Organising Committee led by Economist David Ndii announced that they would give the initiative a chance as opposed to pursuing a parallel path to inclusivity.

"We take this opportunity to caution those opportunistic mindsets that will always wish to ride on confusion and unnecessary tribulations of our people as a country, " said Mr Okumu.

Speaking at Okoa Kenya secretariat, Ndii however maintained that the opposition coalition NASA will not hesitate to resume its push for reforms should the deal between the 2 leaders end in a breach. The Secretary emphasised strong USA support for democratic institutions, including the judiciary, civil society, and the media, and expressed concern about restrictions to political space.

While announcing the formation of the People's Assemblies late past year, Odinga said the formation will be a broad based forum consisting of elected leaders and the leadership of other sectors of society in particular workers, civil society, religious leaders, women, youth and economic interest groups.

On Friday, Kenyatta and Odinga agreed to work together to advance national healing and cohesion after a divisive election period last fall.

The People's Assemblies activities were suspended as the NASA co-principals Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula met to chart the way forward following the signing of an agreement between the former Premier and President Kenyatta.

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