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Raila Odinga Denies Claims of Targeting Kikuyu Businesses Ahead of Monday's Protests

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has dismissed claims that Monday's protests against the government of President William Ruto are aimed at disrupting Kikuyu businesses. Odinga, who is in Nakuru County to mobilize supporters for the protests, was responding to allegations by some politicians that the demonstrations were a plan to target the largest community in Kenya, known for their entrepreneurship.

Hon Raila Odinga being received by Azimio La Umoja Movement supporters in Nakuru County. (Photo courtesy).

Speaking to the locals, Odinga stated that the protests were aimed at highlighting the high cost of living in the country and demanding accountability from the government. He also emphasized that the Kikuyu community had voted for him in past elections and were his people.

"We have no business with anyone's business. Kikuyus voted for me. They are my people. Our business on Monday will be to get back our stolen victory," Odinga said.

The planned protests have sparked tensions across the country, with some politicians and business owners expressing fears of violence and disruption of economic activities. However, Odinga assured the public that the protests would be peaceful and urged the government to respect the right of citizens to demonstrate.

"We are not seeking to cause chaos or violence. We are simply exercising our constitutional right to express our grievances and demand accountability. " Odinga said.

The protests come amid a worsening economic situation in the country, with inflation reaching record levels and unemployment soaring. The government has been criticized for its handling of the economy.

As the country braces for the protests, the government through President William Samoei Ruto, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Interior Security Cabinet Secretary Professor Kithure Kindiki has warned that it will not tolerate any acts of violence or destruction of property.

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Azimio La Kikuyu Kikuyus Nakuru County Odinga


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