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NASA will liberate Kenya from corruption, tribalism - Maalim
, by Benard Ramoka

Former National Assembly Deputy Speaker Farah Maalim has lauded the proposal by the opposition to form the National Super Alliance (NASA).

He says this is what is needed to liberate Kenyans from poor leadership, corruption and tribalism perpetuated by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee government.

Speaking on NTV’s AM Live on Monday, Maalim asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to prepare for a tough battle in 2017 with NASA in mind.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta should brace for a tough battle in 2017 because NASA is not a joke,” he said during the interview.

Maalim predicted a massive win for the Super alliance in 2017 saying that time has come for Kenyans to kick out corruption and tribalism.

The former Deputy speaker laughed off President Uhuru Kenyatta’s dismissal of NASA saying that he is in for a rude shock come 2017. “The President can laugh off NASA but he will be shocked when the opposition takes the government in 2017,” he said.

Maalim vowed to rally North Eastern locals to support NASA’s agenda. “We will embark on a serious countrywide mission to save Kenyans from the jaws of corruption once NASA is officially unveiled,” said the former Lagdera MP.

Opposition’s planned Super alliance is said to be in its final stages. Sources observe that a team of experts are working on NASA’s manifesto and power-sharing deal.

According to sources, the Super Alliance could be unveiled as early as January next year.

Last week, Cord leader Raila Odinga and Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi sealed an agreement on the formation of NASA to dislodge President Uhuru Kenyatta from power.

The two leaders later held two rallies in Narok and Tharaka Nithi counties in what analysts say it was an indication that NASA is real.

Cord co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula are said to have also agreed on the formation of NASA to dislodge Uhuru’s government from power.

The opposition is fronting for a united outfit that will send Jubilee government packing in 2017.

Among leaders said to be involved in the NASA talks is KANU chairman Gideon Moi, Chama Cha Mashinani leader Isaac Ruto and former Lands CS Charity Ngilu among other top politicians, business tycoons and human rights activists.

On Tuesday during Wiper Party National Delegates Conference at Kasarani in Nairobi, Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi vowed to work together in their quest to unseat the Jubilee government in 2017.

The Jubilee government has however dismissed NASA saying that it is not afraid of the outfit.

Speaking during a tour of South Rift on Saturday, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto dismissed NASA saying it is a plot by the opposition to confuse Kenyans. Uhuru and Ruto exuded confidence that they will be re-elected in the 2017 general elections.

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