The National Super Alliance (NASA) is planning to go on a 10-day marathon tour of the Coast, Nairobi, Northern Kenya and the Rift Valley beginning Sunday, May 21.
All the members of the Pentagon, that is Presidential candidate Raila Odinga (ODM), his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Nasa’s number three in command and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetangula (Ford Kenya), and Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, will be in attendance, as they seek to woo voters and consolidate support.
According to officials of the Opposition coalition, its is time for mabadiliko [transformation] saying the planned rallies will end after 10 days to enable Muslims celebrate Ramadhan.
“There are reports the team might launch its manifesto in Nairobi after the 10-day tour,” Musalia Mudavadi’s communications director Kibisu Kabatesi said as quoted in the Star.
Reports have that the tours will start in Mombasa, followed by Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu, Moyale, Marsabit, Mandera, Takaba, Wajir, Garissa, Isiolo, Kapsabet, Kakamega and Nairobi.
On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the team will be in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River and Lamu.
A group will head over to Moyale and Marsabit on Wednesday, while a second one will be in Mandera and Takaba.
Then on Thursday, the first team heads to Wajir, while the second team heads to Garissa, before they hold a joint rally in Isiolo later in the day.
On Friday, they will raid Jubilee’s Rift Valley stronghold with a meeting in Kapsabet, and on Saturday next week, they will head over to Kakamega. They will then all meet in Nairobi on Sunday, May 28, for a major rally.
Nominees and officials are expected to join the Opposition top leadership in the rallies.
It is said they will operate in two groups but converge for joint rallies in some places, as they peddle their plans for the country ahead of the General Election scheduled for August 8.
“Our campaigns remain issues-based and we are not interested in responding to insults,” Kabatesi noted.
“Through our manifesto, we will serve Kenyans equally and competently.” He said.
Their message will revolve around the alliance’s nine-point agenda, the daily reports.