Ju­bilee tried ‘to hi­jack NASA’

Mu­davadi says name pre­served for all Kenyans of good­will who want to see a cor­rup­tion-free coun­try

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics - IMENDE BEN­JAMIN @Akhasakhulu

ANC leader Musalia Mu­davadi yes­ter­day said the Na­tional Su­per Al­liance was reg­is­tered to safe­guard the name from Ju­bilee po­lit­i­cal bro­kers.

In a state­ment sent to the Star, he said NASA is in safe cus­tody. The de­vel­op­ment comes fol­low­ing re­ports some Ju­bilee of­fi­cials tried to pull a fast one on the op­po­si­tion but were time-barred.

“We beat them to the game. The name has been pre­served on be­half of all Kenyans of good­will who want to see demo­cratic and ac­count­able man­age­ment of the coun­try, free from Ju­bilee cor­rup­tion,” Mu­davadi said.

He said some peo­ple at­tempted to hi­jack the name by pur­port­ing to pre­serve it at the Reg­is­trar of Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties.

“Reg­is­trar of Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties Lucy Ndung’u had con­firmed var­i­ous ap­pli­ca­tions had been made to own NASA and she was looking at them,” Mu­davadi said. “They are so scared of NASA that the mis­chief is meant to sti­fle its birth. But they should have known NASA be­longs to the peo­ple and their in­trigues would be known. It is the peo­ple who re­ported to us and hence the caveat we have put.”

He said NASA’s im­me­di­ate aim is to forge unity among Kenyans in re­mov­ing Ju­bilee from power so it can bring back san­ity in the coun­try’s man­age­ment.

“Kenya has been ex­per­i­ment­ing and sec­ond-guess­ing gov­er­nance since the in­tro­duc­tion of mul­ti­par­tism through po­lit­i­cal par­ties and coali­tions of con­ve­nience. The Ju­bilee ex­per­i­ment has been the worst dis­as­ter,” Mu­davadi said.

He said NASA is a pol­icy and is­sue-based part­ner­ship that will form a demo­cratic and in­clu­sive govern­ment, ac­count­able to Kenyans and of­fer a rem­edy to the run-down econ­omy.

“Look at the loot­ing spree. Where will the coun­try be with another five years of the same? Do we al­low them to en­gage in blame games on who stole what? If two peo­ple blame each other for steal­ing, both are key wit­nesses against each other and ought to be in jail,” he said.

Mu­davadi was re­fer­ring to the ex­change be­tween for­mer Devo­lu­tion CS Anne Waig­uru and DP Wil­liam Ruto.

‘THEY’RE SO SCARED OF NASA THAT THE MIS­CHIEF WAS MEANT TO STI­FLE ITS BIRTH’

/ALPHONCE GARI

ANC leader Musalia Mu­davadi and Lamu Gov­er­nor Issa Ti­mamy at Mkun­guni Square on Sunday

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