Raila announces start of nationwide mass protests

Thursday, March 9th, 2023 15:37 | By
Kenya's opposition leader and presidential candidate Raila Odinga, of the Azimio La Umoja (Declaration of Unity) One Kenya Alliance, speaks during a Reuters interview in Nairobi, Kenya August 29, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

ODM Leader Raila Odinga has announced the official start of nationwide protests against the Kenya Kwanza regime.

Raila's announcement comes after the lapse of a 14-day ultimatum that he had issued to the government.

The Azimio supremo was speaking at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation, where he spelled out actions the opposition outfit and its supporters will take to compel President William Ruto into resigning and lowering the cost of living.

Raila announced that he will lead a peaceful procession of his supporters in Nairobi on March 20, 2023.

"We launch a campaign of defiance, peaceful protests and demonstrations. It begins today and now. We urge the victims of the retrogressive policies of this illegitimate regime to join this political revolution. We are stronger together.

"Take note. On the 20th of March 2023, we have a date with destiny in Nairobi. On that day, our supporters throughout the country will stage a massive procession in Nairobi for a legitimate and inclusive government," he stated.

Raila also took issue with Ruto's move to constitute a panel to select replacements for former IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati and the Cherera Four.

According to the opposition chief, the selection panel will play to Ruto's tunes by selecting commissioners who will aid him retain the presidency in 2027.

"The attempt by Kenya Kwanza regime to reconstitute the IEBC by forming a William Ruto commission is a reckless misadventure. The IEBC selection panel is a puppet of Ruto's clique that intends to create 7 Chebukatis who will aid him in stealing the 2027 elections," he said.

Speaking at the event, Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka announced the launch of a massive peaceful movement against Ruto's regime.

Kalonzo stated that they will lead the people in taking back their delegated powers.

"We are today launching a massive peaceful movement against an illegitimate, reckless, heartless, incompetent Kenya Kwanza regime. The people are now taking back all their delegated powers. It is now action time," Kalonzo stated.

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