Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has escalated his onslaught against the Kenya Kwanza government with the fourteen-day deadline for fulfilling six demands ending today at midnight.
Raila has reiterated his commitment to act on his mass action plans if the government fails to honour his demands. One of the demands that President William Ruto has given a deaf ear to is stopping the recruitment process of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, IEBC commissioners.
The process is already underway after the president approved the committee members of the panel. Ruto has also refused to open the IEBC servers. Raila had also asked the Head of State to reintroduce subsidies put in place by former President Uhuru Kenyatta in order to cushion Kenyans from the hard economic times. Ruto has not done that either.
The Daily Nation has revealed that the ODM leader has a grand scheme to frustrate the Ruto regime and is not backing down.
Among the activities set to be activated soon after the deadline elapses today at midnight include "unlawful usurpation of power", rallying the masses to boycott paying taxes, civil disobedience, and all-out street protests.
Tomorrow the opposition leader will launch his action plan.
Raila's allies among them the Minority leader at the National Assembly Opiyo Wandayi have confirmed the schemes revealing that after today the opposition shall take a different approach in dealing with the government. He says the mass action plan shall proceed as arranged.
"We will show this government that the people are on our side," Wandayi said in an interview with the Nation.
Vihiga Senator Godfrey Osotsi also revealed that they will urge the public to take a different route and stop bending to the wishes of the government.
"Mass action is not just going to the streets. There could be other things, like product and tax boycott as well as civil disobedience. The public will be urged not to heed to the authorities," he remarked.
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