National Super Alliance
|Leader||Raila Amolo Odinga|
|General Secretary||Norman Magaya|
|Deputy Leader||Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka|
|Principal||Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi|
|Founded||11 January 2017|
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The National Super Alliance, known by the abbreviation NASA, is a Kenyan political coalition of opposition centre-left parties that was formed in January 2017. These parties include the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Wiper Democratic Movement (Wiper), Forum for the Restoration of Democracy - Kenya (FORD-Kenya), Amani National Congress (ANC), National Rainbow Coalition, Progressive Party of Kenya, Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU), and the Muungano Party (MP).
Odinga and Musyoka ran under the National Super Alliance. Thus, their political parties (the Orange Democratic Movement and the Wiper Democratic Movement) opted to field their own candidates for other political positions. The other political parties in the coalition also fielded candidates for various electoral positions. Thus, "NASA candidates" did not technically exist.[clarification needed]
Of all the principals, only Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi did not run for electoral office. He instead ran the NASA National Campaign Committee. Raila Amolo Odinga and Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka ran for president and deputy president, Moses Wetangula for Bungoma County senator, and Isaac Ruto for Bomet County for governor.
The NASA Coalition launched a six-point manifesto prior to the 2017 elections that focuses on
- Food security
- 'Progressive values' (democracy, affirmative action, freedom of the media, transparency, rule of law, and public participation)
- Dealing with cartels
- Kenya's debt burden
- Job creation
- Affordable education
The manifesto borrowed heavily from that by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy, for which Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka were also the candidates for president and deputy president for the 2013 general election.
- Lid, Stian; Clifford Collins Omondi Okwany (18 June 2020). "Protecting the Citizenry—or an Instrument for Surveillance? The Development of Community-oriented Policing in Kenya". Journal of Human Security. 16 (2): 44–54. doi:10.12924/johs2020.16020044. ISSN 1835-3800.
The minority centre/left coalition grouping, National Super Alliance (NASA), supports the constitutional arrangement of security structure and CCOP, dismissing NK as government policy for policing the citizenry.
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