Roads to Kisumu State Lodge blocked amid demonstration worries

A section of Kenyans intended to protest the cost of living on Wednesday, so police in Kisumu blocked the road leading to the State Lodge.

A police lorry and land cruiser were on standby, and police officials were manning the roadblocks.

Motorists, boda drivers, and pedestrians had to take a different route.

Locals who passed by claimed that following the expiration of President Ruto’s 14-day ultimatum from Azimio leader Raila Odinga, demonstrations would take place on Thursday.

In Nairobi, police closed all access roads to State House in anticipation of possible clashes with Azimio supporters should Raila call for widespread protests.

Raila has stated that he will make a significant political statement tomorrow (Wednesday), which may include the release of a detailed roadmap for his mass action plan.

Opiyo Wandayi, the minority leader in the National Assembly, reaffirmed that nationwide demonstrations will be accompanied by large-scale protests.

“We will demonstrate to this government that we have the people’s support,” he said.

Leaders of the Azimio movement announced last week that they would be calling all of their followers to the nation’s capital this week for a significant rally in Nairobi before going to State House to deliver a petition to President Ruto.

Ruto was tasked by Raila with addressing a number of the issues he brought up, such as the high expense of living, opening the election servers, and stopping the recruitment of IEBC commissioners.


Written by Brian Mayodi

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