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Kalonzo, Musalia, Wetangula: Why we missed Raila’s swearing in

Nasa co-principals (from left) Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula deliberate moments before Raila Odinga was sworn in as the people's 'president' at Uhuru Park. The three leaders skipped the event. PHOTO | NATION.
Nasa co-principals (from left) Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula during a past meeting. PHOTO | NATION.
The three Nasa co-principals who inexplicably missed the swearing in of Raila Odinga as the people's 'president' have explained why the skipped the event.

The three Nasa co-principals, who inexplicably missed the swearing in of Raila Odinga as the people’s ‘president’, have explained why they skipped the event.

In a jointly signed statement distributed to newsrooms late on Tuesday, Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula said they missed out on the important occasion due to “circumstances beyond they comprehension and control.”

The three, however, reassured their supporters that the mishap notwithstanding, they remain strong and united are have rededicated themselves to continued pursuit of their reform agenda for Kenya.

“Yesterday, 29 January 2018 as the four NASA Principals we had a lengthy meeting where we revisited the controversial Election of 08 August 2018, which was nullified by the Supreme Court, as well as the boycotted election of 26 October 2017 and our reform agenda and in particular electoral justice, among other important issues,” the brief statement read.

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“We agreed to meet again this morning. However, due to circumstances beyond our comprehension and control, the four of us did not assemble as planned. Nonetheless, the NASA Summit (Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga, H. E. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Hon. Musalia Mudavadi and Hon. Moses Wetang’ula) remains strong and united,” the statement added.

The conspicuous absence of the three leaders came as a big surprise and raised eyebrows among Nasa supporters, who even demanded an for explanation from Odinga during the oath taking ceremony.

“Kalonzo Musyoka is not here with us. But he is together with us in this. He will be sworn in later. You will here more from us,” Odinga explained, although many of his supporters seemed unsatisfied with explanation.

In their statement, the three missing co-principals promised that they will meet within two days, to address the immense challenges facing the country.



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