Kirinyaga County is among those that witnessed some degree of demonstrations after the Azimio La Umoja leadership made its mass action declaration, it's now emerging.
Kirinyaga is the home county of Azimio La Umoja second in command Martha Karua, whose boss, Raila Odinga, on Thursday called out their supporters to protests against President William Ruto's regime.
Kirinyaga, Kisii and Voi, according to The Star, are among the areas that witnessed small amounts of people coming out to heed to Raila's calls, on top of Kisumu and parts of Nairobi.
But President William Ruto has remained defiant, declaring that he will not do as is being demanded by Raila, whom he says is cleverly trying to pull him to the negotiation table with a handshake in mind.
“I hear them telling me to go against the law. I will not operate outside the Constitution and I will make sure all of us are governed by the rule of law,” the Head of State said as is quoted by the paper.
But Raila has said that he has no other option but to look into the demands, which include bringing down the cost of living. He also wants the inclusion of parties in reconstituting the empty Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
He has said that failure to this, Ruto will be treated to something he has never seen on March 20, a huge match of opposition supporters in Nairobi, led by himself.
“Take note that on March 20, 2023, we have a date with destiny in Nairobi. On that day our supporters throughout the country shall stage a massive procession in Nairobi for a legitimate and inclusive government. Save the date," the former Prime Minister said at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation in Nairobi on Thursday.
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