ODM-Kenya Scandinavia Registered
ODM-Kenya Scandinavia has been registered as a political Party by the Swedish authorities. The certificate of registration was picked up by the Party’s Secretary Mr. Dancun Munala from the tax Office.
According to Mr. Martin Ngatia, Vice chairperson of ODM-K Scandinavia, the registration will now make it easy for the Party to engage officially with Swedish authorities, political parties and organizations which the Party believes can further its political agenda.
Asked about the immediate priorities of the Party after its registration, Mr. Ngatia told KSB that the Party will mainly focus on the struggle to remove President Mwai Kibaki and his Mount Kenya Mafia gang from power in next year’s elections.
“The government of Kibaki has betrayed the Kenyan people and now, it has to be shown the door. The use of tear gas by police sent to brutalize innocent Kenyans is on the increase, brutal attacks on press freedom have been witnessed by Kenyans, corruption is rampant, tribalism is rife while freedom of Assembly is on the brink of being wiped out in our country ”, Mr. Ngatia told KSB.
The ODM-K Scandinavia leader said that the interference in the running of political parties by the Kibaki government should be a warning that the government might try to rig elections next year using all tricks available in the book.
“The government is trying to split and control opposition parties by creating puppets like Biwott and Shitanda because after losing in the November referendum last year, the regime is convinced that it will never win next year’s elections unless it becomes more ruthless, aggressive and brutal in its tactics”, he said.
He told KSB that ODM-K Scandinavia will always be on the frontlines in fighting for and defending the rights and interests of the Kenyan people. He pointed out that from the point of view of ODM-K Scandinavia, Kibaki should not be allowed to finish his term in Office because he has failed to honor his promise of allegiance to the Constitution and oath of Office which he took while sitting on a wheel chair.
“Kibaki should be the first President of Kenya to be removed from Office while serving because of betrayal, incompetence and failing the Kenyan people. It is for this reason that we are supporting Opposition’s notice to Parliament of a vote of no confidence in the Kibaki dictatorship”, he said.
Mr. Ngatia advised the opposition to “hold the bull by the horns” while he encouraged Kenyans to “withstand the last kicks of a dying horse” asserting that ODM-K Scandinavia will not relent until the monster regime of Kibaki and his cohorts is overthrown through democratic means.
Mr. Ngatia warned the opposition in Kenya that the Kibaki government is in control of the State machine and that the opposition must be ready to utilize its mass support to mobilize street protests and mass demonstrations across the country as a way of countering the monopoly of violence at the hands of the State.
“While the State can send riot police and Para-military forces to terrorize Kenyans and intimidate the opposition, no amount of force by the State can stop a people that is convinced about the need for political change”, Mr. Ngatia said.
“Kenyans said no to the Kibaki dictatorship during the Referendum and this is what will happen in December next year”, he added.
Asked about the current stand-off between ODM-K Scandinavia and the Kenyan Ambassador to Scandinavia Mrs Purity Muhindi on the question of land grabbing at Muhindi’s residence, Mr. Ngatia said that the Ambassador is behaving in an old fashioned manner that has no place in a modern and civilized society.
“At a time when the Embassy is faced with a major scandal, the Ambassador has chosen to go underground thinking that the scandal will simply go away. This is amateurish”, he said.
“The position of ODM-K Scandinavia is clear on the land issue. If the Embassy fails to act, ODM-K Scandinavia will go to court to recover the land because the land was bought by tax payer’s money and therefore it belongs to the Kenyan people”, he told KSB.
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