Raila Odinga, leader of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party, has clarified that only a few delegates from the opposition political group will be sent to State House on Monday, contrary to online reports.
In an interview with Citizen TV on Saturday, Raila made it clear that the coalition would send representatives rather than march illegally to the house on the hill to express its complaints to President William Ruto.
He said that the alliance had already notified Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome of the aforementioned peaceful demonstrations through former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
Odinga said the party’s committee would decide in due course, but he did not say who would be sent.
Thus, Odinga allayed concerns of trespass for his followers due to the fact that State House is a protected area by stating that, according to the Constitution, every Kenyan should be permitted to attend the residence since it is a public office.
But he added that, in the event that they were turned away, the chosen team would leave a message for the President at the State House entrance.
Odinga criticized President Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua for having “pride” and looking down on the opposition leaders in response to why he did not personally reach out to the Head of State but instead opted to stage rallies.
He emphasized that the protests will continue even after Monday until the issues were resolved because the administration had failed to address their concerns within the 14-day deadline they had originally set.
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