Raila Odinga, the leader of Azimio La Umoja, was forewarned by Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki on Monday that his continuing statewide protests were illegitimate.
As he organizes followers to oppose President William Ruto’s administration, Odinga has scheduled a number of rallies in several counties. In Nairobi, he has already held three rallies.
In a news conference where he delivered his assessment of his first 100 days in office, CS Kindiki said that ”the government will not interfere with opposition activities so long as they don’t interfere with commerce or violate the law.”
He further stated that the government would not hold back in prosecuting any lawmaker involved in acts that jeopardize the nation.
Despite losing to Ruto in a close presidential campaign in August of last year, Odinga insists that Ruto’s poll numbers were manipulated.
His demands include the resignation of President Ruto and all other government officials.
However, President Ruto and his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, have dismissed the Azimio leader’s criticism as a calculated move to get him to reach an agreement with the Kenya Kwanza administration, similar to his “handshake” with former president Uhuru Kenyatta on March 9, 2018.
The Azimio coalition will tour Machakos this weekend before moving on to Busia on Sunday.