Back To Maandamano: Raila Announces The Date Azimio Will Resume Anti-Government Protests

Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga has announced the return of the anti-government protests.

The former Prime Minister Thursday led the coalition’s first town hall meeting at Ufungamano House.

He announced that the Azimio team will go back to the streets to demonstrate against the President William Ruto-led government immediately after Ramadan.

According to Raila, the Azimio demos will be held as the bipartisan talks between the government and the opposition go on.

The opposition has listed rejecting the William Ruto-controlled Parliament in the four point agenda casting doubt on bi-partisan talks.

Both Azimio La Umoja and Kenya Kwanza Alliance have formed a 7 member team to represent them in the bi-partisan talks to engage on the reconstitution of poll body (IEBC).

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Those invited to engage in the Thursday town hall meeting included trade unions, farmers’ associations, small businesses ,civil society organisations ,veterans, human rights activists, intellectuals and faith-based organisations.

In a statement, Azimio Executive Council chair Wycliffe Oparanya said the purpose of the town hall meetings and public barazas is to create a public forum to explain to the public the next course of action following the suspension of protests.

President Ruto on April 2, 2023, urged Odinga to call off his anti-government protests and suggested the creation of a bipartisan parliamentary committee to work through concerns over the electoral process.

Odinga consequently later suspended his protest drive and committed to engaging with President Ruto through the bipartisan approach via Parliament.

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He, however, warned that the coalition would resort to the protest if the process fails to bear any fruit.

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