Sunday, April 30, 2023 –Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition will march to the President’s office on Tuesday May 2 during its second phase of protests.
In their Sunday April 30 communication, the Raila Odinga-led team announced that the mass protests scheduled to start on Tuesday this week will take place despite threats from government.
“The Constitution of Kenya, which in Article 37 provides that ‘Every person has the right to assemble, demonstrate, to picket, and to present petitions to public authorities’ has not been suspended
“We will exercise our right to assemble, demonstrate, picket and present petitions on Tuesday, May 2, as earlier announced, dark threats notwithstanding,” the statement read in part.
Raila will lead the troops to deliver a petition to the president at Harambee House before heading to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries IEBC offices along University Way.
The petition will require answers on the cost of living as well as electoral justice.
Mr. Odinga accompanied by Martha Karua and Kalonzo Musyoka will also use the same opportunity to visit Public Service Commission PSC to deliver a petition over skewed puplic appointments so far witnesed in recent times following the swearing in of the new government.
Two days ago, President William Ruto told his Bomet County supporters that he will nolonger entertain opposition demonstrations.
“Don’t undermine me. I am the commander-in-chief and I am going to stop these protests,” he charged at the opposition.
He categorically stated that the Raila Odinga’s protests were nolonger about the cost of living but about self interests.