Ruto Panics and Turns Mass Action into a War on Kenyans.Terrible for Country

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That is the car that Azimio leader Raila Odinga and his friends were traveling in from Serena Hotel when the police were raining teargas and water cannons on them, and then his car was hit by a bullet. The same thing happened to Winnie Odinga’s car.

Ruto police are ready it seems to kill political leaders, their families, and supporters.

Well, if you kill Raila today the whole country goes up in smoke. Just don’t try to kill people when all they are doing is having demonstrations demanding a better life and government for the country and its citizens.

They have been doing it for over a month now and nothing like this has happened until today when the Ruto regime went into a panic mode. They have been threatening Kenyans will all sorts of things and now they are attacking people everywhere.

As we can see in the places where the police did not come to brutalize demonstrators there was absolutely no problem like in this case in Mathare. People are not out there for violence but if you continue to attack them they will come ready for your violence and that makes things worse for everybody.

Let Kenyans continue with their mass action and express their concerns to Ruto and his regime.

Last week just before the rallies William Ruto rewarded 50 of his friends, mainly election losers and new loyalists swearing allegiance to him with CAS jobs that will cost Kenyans close to Sh. 460 million every year in salaries and benefits, while millions of Kenyans are struggling just to get something to it. And then the regime tells Kenyans the government has no money to help subsidize basic needs including food.

In the meantime, Ruto has increased the school fees for kids in secondary schools from Sh. 16,000 to Sh. 52,000 and the university education is becoming a luxury that only rich people can afford.

Faced with those realities, Kenyans have taken to the streets to fight for their rights and Ruto’s response is to do what his friend Moi was doing in the 1980s and 1990s, which was to let the police loose on Kenyans and they were everywhere when Kenyans came out just like we see today.

When you see battalions of police goons running all over the place with big rungus, you there are not coming to arrest you with the rungus. They are coming to beat you to near death.

Moi did the exact same thing from 1990 to 1992 when he gave up and Kenyans won their struggle for multi-party democracy in the country. The street demos during the Moi regime took an ugly turn when Moi started shooting people in the streets and actually turned Kamkunji grounds into a killing field as Kenyans gathered there once every week to demand an end to a one-party dictatorship.

Before that time, Moi had been detaining and jailing opposition leaders but when things exploded in the streets, he thought the police could solve the problem for him. It never worked. The more people were being attacked and shot in the streets, the more they came out for protests.

The Ruto regime is going to face the exact same situation. Ruto needs to leave Kenyans alone and figure out how to address the issues on the table and he knows exactly what Kenyans are fighting for at this time.

Adongo Ogony is a Kenyan Human Rights Activist and a Writer who lives in Toronto, Canada

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