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Friday, July 28, 2017

NASA rally seeks to solve puzzle of fielding single candidates

NASA Coalitionpresidential candidate Raila Odinga address the inaugural rally at Uhuru Park on April 27, 2017. /Jack Owuor
NASA Coalitionpresidential candidate Raila Odinga address the inaugural rally at Uhuru Park on April 27, 2017. /Jack Owuor

NASA will hold a rally in Nairobi today after talks to field single candidates against Jubilee in the election failed.

As fears of the opposition losing more seats grew, NASA interrupted its busy campaign schedule in Nyanza, Western, North Rift and Ukambani for today’s rally in Kibra following concerns that the alliance could remain weaker to Jubilee in parliamentary strength if it does not organise itself well to avoid splitting its votes.

NASA could fare badly in the 12th Parliament, if the alliance does not strike a compromise.

“NASA will campaign in Kibra this afternoon. Thank you for your support, so far,” said NASA communication director Kathleen Openda.

Jubilee is taking advantage of the rivalry to plot for more seats.

JP is focused on Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Embakasi North, Lang’ata, Westlands and Dagoretti North — all held by ODM.

Of the city’s 17 constituencies, NASA’s perceived strongholds are Ruaraka, Kibra, Dagoretti North, Embakasi South, Westlands, Embakasi Central, Embakasi East, Lang’ata and Mathare.


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