The Azimio la Umoja Coalition has remained guarded on the finer detail's of their plans amid claims that security forces were gathering intelligence to frustrate them. The plan is to frustrate Azimio's plans by arresting the grassroot mobilisers as well as some of their leader's ahead of the protests. In a counter plan, the Azimio supporters were to start arriving in Nairobi early on Sunday morning as they seek to outsmart the police. Police are said to be planning to erect billboard's on major roads to check on those getting to the City.
Some leaders in the coalition are also considering spending the night of the eve of the demonstration's outside their home's as fears of possible arrests arise. The coalition is also factoring a scenario where police could block their supporters coming from Kibra, Mathare from accessing the CBD. Important to note that most of those who are on the front line during demonstrations are the lowly placed who are living in the City slum's. Raila has a huge command in term's of supporter's from Kibra and Mathare.
Initially, Raila had planned to have his supporters converge at Jevanjee garden's for prayer's before leading them in a procession through Moi avenue to Haile Selassie before joining Uhuru highway. They would then head to Statehouse to present a petition to the President.
This plan was however seemingly discarded with Raila saying yesterday that they would not march to Statehouse as they had planned before. For now, via multiple source's, Raila has the final finer detail's. This time round he has opted to keep a lot to himself as he doesn't want consulting just everybody. At the same time, he is in a dilemma. There are calls on him to abandon the planned demo's and give space for dialogue, while at the same time, he has to ensure he doesn't let down his aggravated supporter's who he has promised "a mother of all protests." With him already having declared Monday a holiday, we don't know what to expect, either way we wait to see.
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