Statement: NASA meeting the Diplomatic Community


Early today, NASA leadership this held a meeting with a section of the diplomatic community in Nairobi. The meeting took place at the request of the diplomats and focused on the situation in the country in the lead up to October 26 when the new Presidential election is supposed to be held in Kenya. It brought together ambassadors and high Commissioner of the US, UK, EU, Norway and Denmark.

At the meeting, NASA reiterated the position that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission is not ready to conduct free, fair and credible elections. This has been confirmed by Dr. Roselyn Akombe who resigned from the Commission last week and IEBC chairman Mr. Wafula Chebukati in his address to the nation also last week. We made it clear that if the electoral commission itself is not confident of conducting credible polls, it follows that the said elections can only be sham elections that NASA shall not be part of.

NASA wishes to reaffirm to the country, the international community at large and its supporters in particular that the elections scheduled for 26th do not meet the conditions deduced from the Supreme Court ruling and our subsequent irreducible minimums that we shared both with IEBC and the Public. Three days to the election there is nothing that can change in the electoral infrastructure and our position is final that we do not recognize the election scheduled for 26th October and we shall not participate in it because it doesn’t serve the country’s interest.

Hon. Musalia Mudavadi
Chairman, NASA National Campaign Committee