Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has announced they will be holding countrywide protests every Monday until the government meets their demands.
Addressing protestors in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area on Monday afternoon, Odinga said Monday’s mass action was the beginning of their fight for justice.
“Every Monday there will be protests, the fight has started and won't end until Kenyans get their right,” Odinga declared.
“We shall continue until we reach our destination. Until the price of Unga, fuel and food come down and then later for electoral right."
Odinga and his entourage rerouted to Eastleigh after anti-riot police lobbed teargas canisters at their motorcade as it left Serena Hotel to block them from accessing Nairobi’s CBD.
He left the hotel at around 3pm in the company of other opposition leaders among them Martha Karua, Kalonzo Musyoka, and Roots Party leader George Wajackoyah.
"Today we had peaceful protests in town but they threw teargas. They brought the police to stop us from accessing CBD. They have broken the law because we had given them notice of the planned peaceful protest," he said.
On his part, Musyoka demanded the unconditional release of all leaders arrested during the Monday protests among them Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi and Kilifi Senator Steward Madzayo.