Raila set to lead anti-government protest in Kisumu

The Azimio brigade for the anti-government march in Kisumu will be led by Azimio leader Raila Odinga on Saturday.

Azimio has been organising nationwide protests to put pressure on President William Ruto’s administration, which the group has deemed as being unconstitutional.

According to The Star, Raila would host a consultative roundtable with Nyanza leaders before the protest at Kisumu’s Moi stadium on Saturday.

Other Azimio brigade leaders will accompany Raila.

Raila backed the former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i during a rally held by the Azimio coalition on Friday in Kisii, saying he was prepared to battle for him.

When the government purportedly attempted to raid Matiang’i’s Karen home recently, Raila said they had plans to plant weapons there.

“I have seen they have started to crack down on Matiang’i and wanted to plant some things in his house so that they would arrest him, this is a man who served the country and should be respected,” he said.

According to Raila, Keroka’s residents have pledged to support him in his fight for justice.

“They have urged us to soldier on for them and other Kenyans and we have assured them that there is no turning back,” he said.

The leader of the opposition visited Keroka and the Kisii-Sotik Road.

The protest in Kisumu will be Azimio’s seventh against the government.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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