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Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has promised what he described as the “mother of all demonstrations” in Nairobi on Monday.
Addressing the media on Thursday, Odinga appealed to his supporters to turn up in large numbers for the mass action meant to compel the government to lower the cost of living, among other demands.
"We call upon all patriotic Kenyans to come out in large numbers for the mother of all demonstrations in Nairobi on Monday and to do so peacefully," he said.
Odinga dismissed claims by a section of Kenya Kwanza leaders that he is pushing for a handshake, insisting he cannot make any pact with an illegitimate government.
"Kenya Kwanza has continued to claim that all we are looking for is a handshake. We emphatically refute this unfounded rumor. This is an insult to the intelligence of Kenyans. We will not participate in a handshake with an illegitimate regime," he added.
He similarly rejected calls by the clergy to shelve the ongoing protests and seek alternative avenues for voicing his grievances.
"Our answer to the clergy on our protests is found in the bible and we are looking for the truth on the election server, lowering the cost of living, canceling the appointment of 50 CAS and reinstating 'Cherera Four'," Raila said.
Odinga castigated the Communication Authority of Kenya Director General Ezra Chiloba for warning media houses covering the opposition protests.
Chiloba threatened to shut down six media houses, claiming they violated the regulator’s set standards in their live coverage of the protests on Monday.
“The statement by Ezra Chiloba is meant to censor the media and gag media professionals. We agree with other democracies that democracy dies in darkness. This action by President Ruto is opening the full dictator playbook,” he said.
“In Azimio La Umoja, we will not allow President William Ruto to send us to dark days of yesterday.”
He insisted that the bi-weekly protests will continue until the government heeds their demands.
Poor stupid folks need to know u will b killed/shot at n u will just get forgotten while this demonic old hedgehog children r happily in the offices.So endeni huko mkufe wanjinga nyinyi???Hakuna mkate nusu
This is not leadership by any means.His demonstrations are so tiresome.He is nothing more than a poorly educated trouble maker.Only dumb people or morally crippled idiots would riot for him, the rest of the country see right through him.Oh just go eat your omena you clown!
“mother of all demonstrations” Destruction of the little economy still alive is not a very wise idea. Peaceful is okay but until they figure out how to avoid chaos, I will not be a part of it. It will only affirm that azimio is a violent team, and thats not good.
The old narcissist can’t even walk, walks like dying Mugabe, full of shìt! Afraid of dying cause of his egotistical behavior but wanna murder as many poor stupid Jaluos as possible to enrich himself!!! Bad omen!!!!
It's time for Maumau business men to demand peace in their country.
As Raila calls for blood shed, those of peace should come out and demand their share of peace.
Let Raila take his blood thirst to his Political Personal Property- Nyanza.
Raila has nothing more to offer other than what he has offered in his lifetime- Violence to achieve his personal ambition. This time let us watch.
The peace that is about to engulf Kenya will see violent people and those who use force ejected from their comfort zone.