16 Mar 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
15TH MARCH, 2012
SUBJECT: INABILITY OF THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT TO ADEQUATELY
RESPOND TO THE PLIGHT OF ITS CITIZENS AND WORKERS.
Narc Kenya is concerned that the executive is deliberately misinterpreting the court ruling on the election date in order to illegally extend its stay in office. The electoral cycle is five years and mandate of office holders must be renewed within the five year term to enable the new office holders to take office at the end of the term. This has been our practice and is the practice the world over. The statements by the president and minister for justice insisting elections will be held in 2013 must be seen as an attempt to influence the appeal on the election date that is pending before the court. We trust that the courts will ignore such statements and decide the case on its merits.
We need a precise election date to facilitate the work of the IEBC and to enable candidates to comply with the law relating to fund raising and resignation of those in public service.
If the two principles respected the wishes of Kenyans They would by now have announced a December election date to ease anxiety over this mater and to enable focused preparations by all players . They seem to enjoy using the election date as a secret weapon
We call upon the IEBC to embark on laying infrastructure for electronic registration and voting in order to facilitate orderly and transparent election process ,and further to finalize plans to register Kenyans in diaspora ahead of the elections
We call upon the registrar of political parties to stop dragging her feet on party registration process noting that our application was submitted over three weeks ago yet we have not heard from her office.
We are disappointed that the executive has not adequately addressed the issue of affordable fertilizers and other farm inputs that will facilitate our farmers to feed the nation and urge the executive to urgently attend to the issue especially in view of looming food shortage in some parts of the country.
We note with dismay the increase in the cost of petrol albeit marginally as this will have a spiraling effect on the already high cost of living thus marginalizing and oppressing the poor and vulnerable.
The Energy Regulatory Commission must disclose the formula and factors they rely on to determine pump prices to enable Kenyans to interrogate their work especially in view of public perception that they serve cartels and not the public.
Last but not least the executive must comprehensively deal with the issue of terms and conditions of service for all public servants to avert Strikes which Cause suffering to the masses and to this end the salaries and remuneration commission should expedite its work.
ONE KENYA ONE NATION ONE PEOPLE