Azimio la Umoja coalition has come under fire from deputy president Rigathi Gachagua for calling for widespread protests against the Kenya Kwanza government.
Gachagua rejected the opposition’s planned public appearances in response to the ongoing investigation into four IEBC commissioners in remarks he made on Sunday at the CITAM church.
He urged Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka to let their daughters Winnie Odinga and Kennedy Musyoka, who were chosen as EALA MPs, take the initiative in organizing the large-scale demonstration.
“They must set an example if they want the people to go to the streets. These folks have planned for their kids to work at EALA in Arusha even though they want our kids to be on the streets. Let your son and daughter physically lead the demonstrations by traveling from Arusha, and the rest of Kenya can follow, he suggested.
However, Raila reaffirmed his intention to tour the nation and hold public discussions about the decision to fire the four IEBC Commissioners on Sunday.
“We will hold extensive consultations with Kenyans, starting on Wednesday in Nairobi. We’ll meet with the populace at Kamukunji Grounds to gauge their acceptance of the commissioners’ departure, “the chief of Azimio la Umoja remarked.
Because an independent electoral commission is the referee and cannot be chosen by a player, he continued, “We will next carry out the identical procedure in Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, and Kakamega.”
The National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) is now considering petitions calling for the dismissal of the four commissioners.
The four commissioners, Justus Nyang’aya, Francis Wanderi, Irene Masit, and Juliana Cherera, are charged with grave misconduct, abuse of power, violating the Constitution, and picking sides in the general election on August 9.