Raila Odinga: We Shall Hold Demonstrations Every Monday and Thursday

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Raila Odinga says the Azimio Coalition will be holding demonstrations every Monday and Thursday from next week following a public demand from Kenyans.

Speaking on Tuesday in Nairobi, Raila vowed the Azimio coalition will not relent until government understands that Kenyans are hurting.

”In response to public demand, we shall have protests every Monday and Thursday from next week. We will not relent until this illegitimate regime understands that the people are hurting and that their suffering must be at the centre of our priorities as a nation. We will push on until the cost of food, fuel and electricity come down,” he said.

Mr. Odinga has also demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Azimio supporters arrested during yesterday’s protests.

”We demand the immediate and unconditional release of all our people who were arrested yesterday. We appeal to our supporters to show up and stand in solidarity with our compatriots who are being held wherever they are including the courts,” he said.

Meanwhile, politicians affiliated with United Democratic Alliance now want the police to arrest the Opposition Leader and former President Uhuru Kenyatta following the Monday demos. 

Speaking during a press brief to the media on Tuesday morning, the party members want the authorities to hold Raila Odinga and other Azimio leaders accountable for damages caused during the demonstrations.

“We want them to be charged for every stone thrown, property destroyed and looted and lives lost, no matter who they are,” they said in a statement read by UDA’s Chairperson Cecily Mbarire. 

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