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Azimio readies for defiance rally in Kibra amid calls for restraint » Capital News

by kenya-tribune

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 4 — Azimio one Kenya Coalition led by its leader Raila Odinga is Sunday expected to hold a mega Anti-Government Rally in Kibra.

Odinga has been leading his followers in calling for the resignation of President William Ruto.

He has been incessant that Ruto rigged the 2022 election despite the Supreme Court dismissing his case.

Odinga has aggressively scaled up political activities since the beginning of the year vowing to lead a resistance campaign against the government.

He held major rallies in Kamukunji and Jacaranda grounds in January where he vowed not to recognize President Ruto as president, insisting that the poll was stolen. He did not, however, provide evidence.

“The cost of living is up and still rising but the government is doing nothing about it,” Wandayi said, echoing Odinga’s calls at the weekend rally when he vowed to fight for justice “because this government is not working for Kenyans.”

“Instead of working, this government of Ruto is just politicking, we will not allow that to continue and that is why I say that we know the election was stolen,” Odinga told his supporters days after a whistleblower claimed that President Ruto was rigged in.

Ruto: Odinga wasting time

But President Ruto and his allies have dismissed Odinga’s latest push as a waste of time, saying his claim on poll rigging is “a little too late” because he had all the time at the Supreme Court.

“He is telling this story five months after the act. You had an opportunity to bring this evidence of alleged bribery before a seven-judge bench, but you did not. You have instead chosen to take this big announcement to a political rally,” President Ruto said.

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The opposition leader has left many guessing on his actual game plan and what he is really up to, after announcing that he is not interested in a handshake with Ruto.

On Thursday, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) called on Odinga to call off the ongoing political rallies saying they are fueling hate speech and keeping the country in a tensed mood.  

Whether or not he will heed to NCIC’s call is just but a matter of time.

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