The End Of the ‘Resist’ Movement? Raila Ends The Economic Boycott


ODM party leader Raila Odinga has announced the end of the economic boycott that the NASA leadership had declared after the August 8 general election.

He said that the dismissal of the boycott was part of the agreement they had before the handshake in order to promote Kenyan unity.

NASA had decided to boycott some products that they believed participated in Electoral fraud. They asked their supporters to refrain from using the specific product. Safaricom was the biggest looser as during the first week and that quarter the mobile network company suffered losses especially after Raila Odinga led the pack in purchasing an airtel line.

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The economic boycott was one of the ways in which NASA wanted to push for electoral reforms. the others included civil disobedience but it proved to be an exercise in futility as NASA supporters were often teargassed out of the CBD.

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