MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE LAUNCH OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF THE PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY
1st December, 2017
We are here today to announce the next major milestone in the establishment of the People’s Assembly, the unveiling of the Organizing Committee.
We wish to make it very clear that Kenyans cannot and shall not accept the blatant usurpation of power by the Jubilee administration and its determined effort to revert this nation to an authoritarian rule and the attendant abuse of our human rights.
This unashamed abuse was plain for all the world to see when we sought to hold a peaceful, memorial service for 26 supporters killed by trigger happy security forces. Their only crime was to welcome our leader the Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga upon his return from overseas engagement.
The state unleashed its security forces again on Tuesday 28th November to stop them from mourning their departed compatriots. It cost 5 more lives, including that of 7 year old Geoffrey Mutinda, who was shot as he played on the balcony at home, by the same police expected to protect him.
Their blood demands that there must be change in Kenya and we the people, as their fathers, mothers, spouses, sisters, brothers are resolved that electoral justice is a reality in Kenya.
Majority of Kenyans did not participate in and neither do they recognize the October 26 presidential election hence as per Article 1(1) of the Constitution have not individually and collectively delegated their sovereignty to Uhuru Kenyatta.
We assert, as per Article 1 of the constitution, the right of citizens to exercise their sovereignty at the county level is not subject to supervision or veto by the national government.
As we embark on the final pillar of restoring democracy, just government and legitimate leadership, the following individuals will deliberate on and produce the road map towards the achievement of those objectives through the People’s Assembly which will lead us to a free and fair election or the path of self-determination.
Dr. David Ndii
Dr. Mutakha Kangu
Dr. Oduor Ong’wen
The work of the Organizing Committee will be to guide, facilitate and co-ordinate the programme of the various assemblies across the country. It will further set up and oversight a national secretariat that will be the centre for the activities of these assemblies among other duties.