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NASA to Oppose Importation of Tanzanian Doctors by Jubilee

NASA Co-Principal and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula in Kitengela town, Kajiado County this afternoon.
NASA Co-Principal and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula in Kitengela town, Kajiado County this afternoon.

Members of the national super alliance today said they will reject government’s plan to import doctors from Tanzania.

The members led by NASA co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, who spoke in Kitengela late today supported Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwawe’s assertions that no doctor from outside Kenya will be employed.

Khalwawe, who was wildly cheered by opposition supporters, said NASA will contest the importation of doctors until the government settles out Kenyan doctors’ pay issues.

“We have a stake in this government and the Jubilee government cannot pretend to love the citizens of this country by importing doctors without settling what is ailing its doctors at home,” said Khalwale.

Khalwale‘s sentiments were echoed by Makueni Senator, Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, who claimed that importing 500 doctors in the expense of so many unemployed medics is “mischief” on the part of the government.

Khalwale to Kajiado Maasais not to trust former Interior CS, Joseph ole Lenku, to succeed governor David Nkedianye in the August general election.

Nkedianye in today's NASA rally in Kitengela
Nkedianye in today’s NASA rally in Kitengela

“That former CS is a complete failure and has no place to fit in Kajiado politics. He will plunder the county’s resources if elected the way the Jubilee government has messed up the economy of this country,” claimed Khalwale.

Wetangula disclosed that all the principals in NASA are quite aware that none of them can make it to the presidency without the support of the rest.

“No one should push us to name our presidential candidate at this time. There is no crisis in NASA as those in Jubilee want to tell Kenyans. We are aware that no one of us can make to the presidency singlehanded without the support of the other,” said Wetangula.

Wetangula said NASA is intact and Raila Odinga and Moses Mudavadi have the assurance of all the rest of the members that they will stick together until the August 8 general elections.

Musyoka, who spoke first, said nothing will deter NASA from taking the leadership from Jubilee comes election time.

“This time round, we are determined more than before in this race to State House, come rain or sunshine,” said Musyoka.

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