Raila set to step up anti-government protests in the coming week

More anti-government protests will take place this week, led by opposition leader Raila Odinga, in four counties.

The ODM communication director Philip Etale published a plan on Sunday that stated that the anti-Kenya Kwanza government demonstrations would begin after the deadline on Wednesday.

Raila gave the Ruto administration a 14-day deadline to address his concerns regarding the high cost of living, electoral injustice, and unequal distribution of state employment on February 22, 2023. The deadline is on March 8, 2023.

When the deadline passes, street protests will begin, so Raila urged his followers to maintain their resolve.

The leader of the opposition has stayed steadfast in his threat to launch a massive uprising against the current government if the demands he made in his 14-day ultimatum are not met.

Raila outlined three requests earlier this week that President William Ruto must fulfil before they can begin ceasefire negotiations.

He stated that Ruto must first consent for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) servers to be opened.

The head of state should also halt the ongoing recruitment of IEBC commissioners, he continued.

The last demand was that Ruto must make sure the expense of living decreases,  because Kenyans are suffering.

“One, he must agree to open the server. Stop recruitment of IEBC commissioners and three is the issue of the cost of living in the country.

“Kenyans are suffering seriously. Some of them cannot put food on the table. Children are not going to school. The price of basic commodities unga, fuel is too high for the people,” Raila said on KTN News.

He said there is no basis for them to talk as matters stand.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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