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Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has clarified that they will not storm State House during the planned countrywide mass action on Monday as earlier reported.
Odinga, who has called for protests to compel the government to fulfill their demands among them lowering the cost of living, said the coalition will instead send representatives to communicate their grievances to President Ruto.
He also indicated that the coalition, through ODM deputy party leader Wycliffe Oparanya, wrote to the Inspector General of Police to inform him of their planned peaceful demonstrations.
“We are people who respect and know the law…It will be peaceful protests and they have the memorandum which they will take to different government offices. Here in Nairobi, we also have the memos which we are going to take to the President,” he told Citizen TV.
“If he will be in Harambee House, we will take the memos there, if he will be in State House, we will send people to take it there; not the crowd. We will send a message through a few people to take our petition to the President, not the whole crowd.”
He similarly allayed fears of trespass for his supporters, stating that State House is not a protected zone but a public office that every Kenyan should be allowed to visit.
“State House is a public institution where you can go any time, it is not private. It is not that it is a protected area where the public cannot access, it is the office of the president,” Odinga emphasized. “We will send people to deliver the letter. If they are allowed to enter, they will enter. If not, they will leave it at the gate.”
Odinga accused President Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua of “pride” and looking down on the opposition leaders.
“If he (Ruto) wanted to talk, he would have. We gave him 14 days to get back but he didn’t, he refused and only addressed us on television. His deputy talks proudly and uses demeaning language,” he stated.
“This is the language they will understand. The demos will go on even beyond Monday until the whole world knows there is a problem in Kenya.”
Gaidi/muuaji Raila amelundisha makende kwa tumbo.Hii kashia anapaswa apeleka hio barua ya malalamiko mwenyewe kama IKULU ni CHOO ya KUINGIA AKITAKA.His SH retreat and tight security by business owners means his killer gang will focus on his usual tribal target.But I again challenge to lead the killers on ground.
No way Rao don't lie to us again. You must keep ya promise and storm state house like a real man..
Uhuru na Ngina cornered-TIT for TAT.It has now been confirmed that all land grabbed by expired muuaji Kamau will be forcefully subdivided to landless Kenyans if Ngina family continue sponsoring Raila led gang destroy private investments.Hakuna kupembelezwa.
I had doubts about that strategy but now I am even more concerned about the level of his follower's demoralization.
Please bwana peoples conman, storm the State House so that a bullet can crack through your skull for the end of lawlessness and anarchism sake! Please stormy, storm the State House!!! Coward!!!!
Remind me of "we will accept the results of the general election", "we will accept decision of the Supreme Court", and many more. What Raila need to explain is how he's going to balance his freedom to demonstrate with my freedom to live my live without interference from his demonstrations. If his freedom impede on mine, then, he need to go back to the drawing board.
William Ruto thinks there is something special about him. He does not know he can be replaced in a heartbeat.
He’s just a typical kalejinga living in Nairobi.
A president is not a class prefect who can be replaced just like that. Kama replacing an MCA is impossible who told you raila working naked with his hooligans can make Ruto vacate the statehouse. Wake up @guesty and help raila do the same.
Shetani ibilisi why don’t God eliminate this devil for us if he exist.He has made many dies since 82 coup.Do God really exist while he watches such idiots cause mayhems.
Ok... police will be waiting. Raila wants chaos and should understand that the government will protect its citizens by all means necessary.