Raila’s entourage temporarily blocked by police in Kisumu

Friday, March 10th, 2023 21:54 | By
Azimio leaders negotiating with police officers in Kisumu PHOTO/Courtesy

ODM Leader Raila Odinga's entourage was this evening blocked by police officers on their way to the home of iconic legislator Grace Onyango.

Raila, who was in the company of Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong'o, former Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni and National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi were forced to remove police barriers at the Kisumu state lodge diversion.

Enraged by the blockade, Raila, Governor Anyang Nyong'o and Opiyo Wandayi disembarked from their vehicles and engaged the officers.

The security officers allowed the opposition leaders to proceed with their journey after an altercation.

The opposition chief and his allies were from a rally in Migori county, where they reiterated their threat to mass action.

‘We shall do away with homosexuality in Raila’s gov’t’- Wajackoyah

Roots party leader George Wajackoyah now says homosexuality will not be entertained in the country by leaders of the Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya coalition.

Speaking during the coalition's anti-government rally in Migori on Friday, March 10, Wajackoyah claimed that the recent Supreme Court ruling that allowed the gay community in the country to register their own association was influenced by President William Ruto's interaction with leaders from some western countries.

He said Azimio leaders will pass legislation to prohibit any form of gay-related activities in the country when Raila forms government.

"I want to tell the Americans because I'm married to one of them that when Raila will take over the government we shall pass legislation to do away with homosexuality," Wajackoyah said.

"I will never support homosexuality myself," he added.

The former presidential candidate, who became a household name in the last election over his promise to legalize cannabis sativa (bhang), also urged Raila to decriminalize the substance when he finally assumes the highest office in the land.

Wajackoyah insisted that the former prime minister was rigged out in the August 9th, 2022, poll and joined other leaders in demanding electoral justice in the country.

The opposition declared mass action yesterday after the lapse of a 14-day ultimatum issued to the government to address runaway inflation and electoral injustice.

"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," Raila said at a press conference in Nairobi yesterday.

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