Kenyans are eagerly waiting to see what will transpire on Monday, as Azimio leader Raila Odinga is expected to rally his supporters in Nairobi as his nationwide mass protests gain intensity.
Odinga last week declared Monday, March 20, 2023, a holiday and asked his supporters to turn out in large numbers in a peaceful demonstration over the unbearable cost of living.
Apart from dealing with the high cost of living, the Prime Minister also wants President William Ruto to involve the opposition in the nomination of IEBC commissioners and reconstitution of the IEBC.
Meanwhile, United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Secretary General Cleophas Malala has stated that he will personally stage counter-demonstrations at Raila Odinga’s home in Karen.
Malala, speaking at Machakos University, argued that Raila’s mass action would paralyze business and lead to economic sabotage.
“Monday, March 20, will be a normal working day. There won’t be any holiday, whatsoever,” he said.
“We will not allow Raila to destroy this economy which we are working on reviving from the pit it was left,” he added.
“President Ruto has initiated a number of programmes under the law to ensure that price of basic commodities is reduced. There is no need for a demonstration against a government that is working hard to sustain the economy,” Malala stated.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.