By NJ Correspondent:
The political alliance NASA risks losing its name after a group moved to court accusing the Alliance of stealing their organization’s acronym.
The National Super Alliance (NASA) which is a recently formed political Alliance between ODM party leader Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper party), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC party) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford-Kenya) will have to agree a new name if the court rules in favour of Northern Advocacy for Sustainable Agriculture (NASA).
The Northern Advocacy for Sustainable Agriculture (NASA) have filed a legal suit, demanding that the Registrar of Political Parties’ chairperson Lucy Ndung’u be stopped from registering the National Super Alliance (NASA) as a political party.
The agricultural organization, NASA argue that it has existed in the files of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Co-ordination Board for decades hitherto opposition coalition team want it registered as a political party.
“This Honourable Court be pleased to issue an interim injunction against the first defendants (National Super Alliance), their agents or servants to restrain them from the use of the word or acronym ‘NASA’ as the official or unofficial names of the political party or intended political party for any reason whatsoever pending hearing and determination of the application inter parties,” read part of the petition of Northern Advocacy for Sustainable Agriculture seen by Nep Journal.
The agricultural organization now vows a declaration that it has enough legal rights whatsoever over the name and acronym, NASA and the political Alliance needs to be charged with a misdemeanor.
The legal battle comes at a time the political alliance is at the peak of making itself popular ahead of the August 8 polls.