By Special Correspondent,
November 3rd, 2017,
The Nasa party and opposition leaders have today asked their supporters to boycott brands, products, and services that are aligned with the ruling government.
Some of the products and services that are targeted in the economic boycott include Illara Milk, Brookside, Safaricom, and Bidco.
They have an overriding goal of bringing the said companies down.
Opiyo Wandayi, Ugunja legislator said they will release the list of the companies in due time commenting that there is no price too high to pay for Kenya to go back to its democratic way of governance.
“We are tired of the electoral theft that has been propagated by the current Jubilee administration,” he said.
Wandayi was accompanied by Gladys Wanga, Homa Bay woman representative and several other leaders aligned to the opposition party. They addressed the media on Friday morning.
The expressed their concerns to spread the boycott quickly across the country in opposition to the current Jubilee government.
Gladys Wanga called on opposition supporters to migrate from Safaricom to competing telco companies by next Friday.
The legislators said that the companies provide services and goods that are used to abuse the rights of many Kenyans and even resulted in deaths.
“The goods, services and market proceeds they get are used to support autocracy in Kenya,” she said.
Adding that, “Safaricom conspired with IEBC to overrule the will of Kenyans in the past two elections.”
The development comes after Mr. Raila Odinga, the National Social Alliance threatened the economic sabotage claiming that Jubilee used their economic powers to rig the elections.
In the wake of the allegations, the ballot paper printers Al Ghurair, Safaricom and OT-Morpho, the KIEMS kit supplier have fiercely denied the accusations.
Raila said that they will not allow Kenya to be the used by forces who want stifle the nation’s progress.
This is the first move by the opposition after the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) announced President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner in the October 26 presidential election re-run.
Mr. Odinga withdrew from the polls citing electoral unpreparedness and unwillingness by the electoral agency to undertake necessary reforms. The IEBC said that they believed in their preparedness and delivered credible elections ignoring reports that there were blatant irregularities even in the repeat polls.
It is not expected what the opposition will do next in the aftermath of the election after surprising Kenyans in the August 8 polls by taking their petition to the Supreme Court even after saying that it would not go that way. They insisted that they had no confidence in the judiciary and that the system’s independence had been clipped by the executive arm of government.