The only Economist who doesn’t use tittles (Dr) David Ndii and Saba Saba Saba Veterans jave unveiled a new Alliance for 2022 elections.
Ndii announced the alliance during the annual conference, Limuru IV marking thirty years after the Saba Saba protests of 1990.
The annual conference brought together veterans of the original Saba Saba movement and civil society groups among others to reflect on the state of the nation and to safeguard gains made over the years.
The former Strategist for the Raila Odinga-led National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition in the 2017 elections, announced the formation of a new alliance to contest the 2022 poll on a social justice platform.
David Ndii said THE NATIONAL SALVATION PLATFORM has begun consultations with political players and citizens to address the country’s biggest challenges.
Thebrenowned Economist states that the Alliance plans to;
- Focus on are protecting and the full implementing the Kenya 2010 Constitution.
- Bringing an end to the economic plunder of Kenya.
- Banishing election rigging from Kenya beginning with the 2022 election.
Here is an excerpt from the alliance’s statement as shared by David Ndii
“We take this opportunity to let Kenyans know that we have resolved to marshal all progressive forces into a formidable alternative to this self-serving divide and rule oligarchic politics.
“Kenyans deserve progressive leadership that celebrates our diversity, dignifies every individual and community, fosters unity in diversity around our common humanity, that is true to our collective aspirations – to dwell in unity, peace and liberty, with justice as our shield and defender, and to have plenty within our borders.
“Our progressive alliance will contest in 2022 on a social justice platform that encompasses the agenda we have outlined. We are also hopeful that our ongoing consultations with other political actors and Kenyans of goodwill will coalesce into a National Salvation Platform. If there was ever a time to put aside our differences – personal, political, tribal, religious, ideological, social – that time is now.”
The forum accused both Uhuru Kenyatta led government of fostering runaway corruption leading the country to economic ruin and Raila Odinga led opposition for mutilating the Kenya 2010 Constitution.
The handshake between Uhuru and Raila which was initially meant to chart a path towards national unity, was blamed for a scramble by top leaders to become tribal kingpins in their regions defeating the project’s purpose.
Ndii blamed President Kenyatta’s attempts to take over the Judiciary and deep State’s scheme to control Constitutional Commissions and Independent Offices.
Raila Odinga and the opposition, on the other hand, was accused of working with Uhuru in Parliament to remove all checks and balances envisaged in the Constitution.
“The current regime has completely overturned the economic gains and revival since the end of Moi’s ruinous tenure. They have taken us back to the brink of economic implosion.
“All sectors of the economy have been destroyed by incompetence and mismanagement, self-interest, neglect, greed, ill will, sabotage, looting, odious debts and the utter absence of vision,” the statement noted.