By ALLAN TAWAI
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has hit out at former Mwingi Central MP Joe Mutambu who has filed a petition in court seeking to stop Raila Odinga’s planned swearing-in slated for January 30.
Speaking to Kabati residents in Kitui West on Thursday, Kalonzo said that Mutambu and other politicians are being used by Jubilee to frustrate NASA’s reforms agenda.
Kalonzo said that the petition filed by Mutambu in court lacks merit, adding that their swearing-in is unrelenting.
The NASA principal said that their planned oath is anchored on chapter one of the constitution that gives the people the power to choose and decide.
“I hear some people are parking and running in court corridors to stop our swearing-in on Tuesday, let them continue wasting time because where we are now nothing can stop us,” he said.
Kalonzo said that Jubilee blew off the chance for dialogue and should stop frustrating their reforms agenda.
Mutambu on Thursday moved to court in a bid to have NASA stopped from conducting the planned ceremony.
Mutambu in his petition claimed that NASA’s planned swearing in is illegal and a threat to national security.
The ex-legislator’s move came just a day after another group, Bunge la Wananchi, also went to court on Wednesday to have the opposition leader’s swearing-in plan blocked from taking place.
The group argued that NASA’s move was a pure act of civil disobedience.
Mutambu was once a Wiper party member but defected to Jubilee party before the August 8 polls.
He was overthrown by Gideon Mulyungi in Mwingi Central seat.
NASA has insisted on swearing in Raila and Kalonzo as the people’s president and deputy respectively.
On Friday, the opposition released documents that it claims shows that Raila won last year’s August 8 presidential election that was later nullified by the Supreme Court. The opposition now says it will use the results to swear in Raila and Kalonzo on Tuesday.