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‘Be ready for game-changing maandamano from Wednesday,’ Raila says.

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Party leader says the series of anti-government protests set to kick off on Wednesday will be a game-changer for the nation.


This is despite a warning from the government that the three-day protests will not be allowed to take place.


“Starting on Wednesday, be ready for the game-changing Maandamano,” Raila Odinga said.


Earlier on Monday, the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition reiterated that the plan to hold anti-government protests from Wednesday to Friday is still on despite stern warnings from the government.


Speaking at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation (JOOF) on Monday, National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi said they will not cower from exercising their constitutional mandate of holding peaceful protests.


The Ugunja MP argued that no authority can bar them from holding the planned protests, be it President William Ruto or any institution.


“The peaceful protests planned for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week are on as earlier declared by our leaders. These protests will go on in line with Article 37 of our Constitution which provides for freedom of peaceful assembly and picketing and no authority has got the power to suspend the operations of Article 37, no person, authority, agency, not William Ruto, Kithure Kindiki, not Rigathi Gachagua,” he said.


“No person and anybody purporting to stop demonstrations is deluding themselves because they have no power.”


At the same time, he said that the signature collection drive to oust President Ruto is still on course and it will happen simultaneously with the protests.

Article By Suzy Nyongesa.


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