The much awaited date of December 12 was fast approaching, millions of NASA supporters were keen on the next direction of their camp’s leader Raila Odinga after he would be declared People’s President by oath.
Probably after his swearing in, they would be convinced the Kenyan Canaan was at hand. Baba had spoken, firmly telling critics that all that mattered was his oath of office.
He perfectly said he was not a coward few days after Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory was upheld by the Supreme Court last month. But, the run got twisted too soon.
Worthwhile, the hopes sustained after a heartless politicking season were dashed-in a much unexpected NASA press release on Sunday evening.
NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi made a critical announcement at their Okoa Kenya offices.
He pronounced; “Following internal consultations NASA advises the NASA fraternity that the swearing in of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka has been postponed.”
Flanked by Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana, the ANC leader however said the Opposition will announce a new date for the swearing-in and launch of the People’s Assembly later.
The announcement has fatigued supporters of Raila Odinga and the NASA side, basing on the responses published online by furious netizens.
On Twitter, users expressed their disappointment with the decision, some questioning the strategic nature of the Opposition leadership.
Take a look at the following feedback from Kenyans on Twitter:
As a staunch NRM follower I'm deeply disappointed. This ain't the time to take your foot out of the gas pedal. Pressure meets pressure.. Bowing to pressure has deflated the strong will of the people. Unless you are merely managing people's expectations and disappointments. 👊👊
— Martin Martoh (@sirmartoh) December 10, 2017
ah you guys!!I totally give up on you.We have invested so much emotion in Raila to be treated like this.
— Trill AfriQan (@ClintonMasila) December 10, 2017
We r tired ov your empty promises just tel raila to retire en go om…..I hve gven up already….let me continue wid my lyf……nynyi mshavunja watu moyo bna hapo kwenu hakuna kitu hizo zenu porojo tu….tym to move on Mungu ndo anajua yote
— James Mwandau (@mwandau_james) December 10, 2017
I have no words to express my disappointment. Big let down.
— KISSINGER (@kissingerpius) December 10, 2017
We demand a strong reason for this big dissapointment… You think we are happy when some of innocent of us die because of supporting you..??? People have lost lives and we have remained hopeful to see the new dawn on 12th Dec 2017.. Kumbe ni jokes tu.. NKT
— Maxwell Monica (@MaxwellSonga) December 10, 2017
Why did Raila waste our time? Was it a must that he runs? Did our brothers and sisters have to die for nothing? Raila go home. You have duped us for quite too long
— Victor Ochieng (@viktaochi) December 10, 2017
Am so disappointed with NASA strategist. We shall never trust any statement or purpoted big announcement from any NASA principal. We have long lost the script and let Jubilee govern in peace. Why did our people die? For what course?
— Nathaniel Akadima (@AkadimaMongare) December 10, 2017
Huge disappointment. Clearly NASA is playing a game of musical chairs with no intention of following through. Just cancel the function in its entirety and stop taking supporters on an endless goose chase!
— Ajuoga (@KiriinyaKenneth) December 10, 2017
What u hv done even God will never forgive u guys for this….u hv bn playing with our emotions for long n I promise this is the last time u will play with mine for sure….I don't care what u say next but neither u nor Jubilee will dictate to me my life ever again….
— Gabriel Oloo (@gabriel_oloo) December 10, 2017
Am now tired of this childsh game mnatuchezea, you have been telling us Canaan is real thn till when??? Pooooooh i give up now acha ikae.
— Byram Lubang'a (@byram_lubang) December 10, 2017
Wasting our time and manipulating our emotions.
Guys I think it's time we withdraw our support for this guy because it has just proved that he is manipulating our emotions anddoesn't care whether lives are lost or what he only has his own agenda of power sharing
— Josiah Mutuma (@josiah_mutuma) December 10, 2017
Wacheni kutubeba ufala!!! I have been obedient to NASA but sasa hakuna… We're shot dead and slaughtered just because of you but what do we get in return, postponements and finally can cancellation. It's evident you have been intimidated as well. I am tired😞 😭😭😭😭😭😜😭
— Odero Bernard (@odero_ben2) December 10, 2017
The Opposition nonetheless sought to clarify that the event was merely postponed.
“Postponed not cancelled,” NASA wrote on its Twitter page.