The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has said that it will still continue pushing for the establishment of People’s Assembly’s despite a court order barring them from doing the same.
National Super Alliance (Nasa) chief executive Norman Magaya on Tuesday termed the judgment restraining all county assemblies from passing or implementing motions on the formation of the people’s assemblies as “hopeless and defective, adding that the Opposition will continue with its plans regardless.
“That is a hopeless and defective order and is not capable of being enforced. It cannot be served on anyone if anything it has been overtaken by events because the people’s assemblies are already underway,” Mr Magaya said.
“Deliberations in county assemblies, just like the National Assembly, are privileged and the courts cannot interfere with them. One judge in Kitui cannot stop the activities of county assemblies in 47 counties,” Mr Magaya said.
The High Court in Kitui on Monday issued orders barring County Assemblies from passing or implementing NASA’S motions on the formation of the People’s Assembly.
The orders were issued by Justice L.N Mutende following prayers sought by an NGO identified as Counties Development Group, which sought to have county assemblies restrained from constituting a Special College for the appointment of election members, delegations and observers of the People’s Assembly.
On Monday, the Kilifi County Assembly passed a motion sponsored by NASA for the creation of People’s Assembly becoming the 9th devolved House to do so. Eight out of 19 counties inclined to NASA namely; Busia, Siaya, Kakamega, Vihiga, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Makueni and Migori have already, passed the motion.
NASA Leader Raila Odinga called for the formation of a People’s Assembly to run the country following the October 26 repeat presidential poll that saw president Uhuru Kenyatta re-elected.