The National Super Alliance brigade and a number of their senior members held two major meetings that lasted a total of six hours before they called a press conference on Saturday, August 12, to address the unrest being witnessed in opposition strongholds.
Opposition supporters and the police have been engaging in running battles which has seen a number of fatalities, casualties and property destroyed since President Uhuru was declared the presidential race on Friday, August 11.
Apparently, the NASA co-leaders; Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi, and their top leaders held a four hour meeting at their Okoa Kenya offices in Lavington and just before the presser, the leaders left, leaving James Orengo and Johnson Muthama to handle the media.
“NASA condemns the brutality being meted out on our supporters in various parts of the country by security officers since Friday night. We want our supporters to get out of harm’s way because the use people are out to kill you. Do not give them that opportunity,
“So far, 100 people have been killed by a paramilitary unit set up for this kind of operation. We said this before and no one was ready to listen to us. The violence being meted out on defenseless supporters is meant to conquer he will of the people and NASA into submission,
“We know that Matiangi (Interior CS) and the police had agreed on a shoot to kill response to protests by NASA supporters. Of the 100 dead, 10 are children. Police have also ferried away bodies in body bags to hide evidence of the unfolding brutality,” said Orengo and Muthama.
Apparently, the “peace operation” by security agencies bear the hallmarks of an elite paramilitary unit.
Demos and police shootings have so far been reported in Mathare- where a 10-year-old girl was killed, Kibra, Siaya, Homa Bay and Kisumu counties.
The two leaders also produced bullet cartridges collected from Kawangware, Mathare and Kibra where demos were reported. This was to prove Matiangi wrong when he called a prior presser to claim police were not using live bullets and that he had no no knowledge of casualties following the IEBC declaration.