Kenyans from all 47 counties will converge in Nairobi on March 20th for a major mass protest in the capital city led by Azimio leader Raila Odinga and the coalition’s principals.
At a press conference in Nairobi, Mr. Odinga declared the beginning of countrywide mass action in attempts to pressure President William Ruto to yield to their demands on the cost of living, IEBC selection panel, among other reasons.
Odinga said the demonstrations will culminate in a major procession in Nairobi in the next 10 days.
“On 20th March we have a date with destiny in Nairobi, on that day our supporters from across the country will stage peaceful protests in Nairobi against this illegitimate regime,” he said.
“Save the date and let the action begin now,” he added.
Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka on his part noted it’s time to unleash people’s power for action, by launching a massive peaceful movement of defiance against the Kenya kwanza government.
Kalonzo said picketing is protected in the constitution and calls Kenyans to action.
“We want to make good our promise to Ruto and his illegitimate regime through a massive peaceful movement of defiance against a heartless, dangerous, and incompetent illegitimate Kenya kwanza government,” Kalonzo stated.
Some of the reasons listed by Azimio for their mass action include the high cost of living, over-taxation, failure to open IEBC servers, an attempt by President William Ruto to single-handedly appoint the IEBC selection panel and victimization of the four IEBC Commissioners.
Others are tribalism in state appointments, dividing the country along religious lines, and the creation of unconstitutional and unnecessary offices overburdening the taxpayers.
“We are telling Ruto and Gachagua that we are indeed the true shareholders of this country and we have no more patience for an illegitimate regime,” the Azimio leader stated.