Raila announces nationwide protests

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Raila Odinga, the head of the Azimio la Umoja party, has said that he would stage nationwide protests to discuss Juliana Cherera’s removal as vice chair of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

On Sunday, November 27, Raila said that the protests will start in Kenya’s largest cities before spreading to smaller towns.

Odinga, who had called a general strike at first, wants to consult Kenyans before making a final decision on the fate of Cherera, Justus Nyang’aya, Irene Masit, and Francis Wanderi.

Odinga said, “We will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 30, at the Kamukunji grounds to ask them whether they allow these commissioners to be returned home.”

Mombasa and Nakuru will host the following two rallies.
Raila argued that the four commissioners were innocent and accused President William Ruto of coming after them because they refused to bend into his demands.

He alleged that Ruto wants to do away with the IEBC personnel who would be a stumbling impediment to his defending his seat in 2027.

Furthermore, Odinga criticized the President for doing little to reduce the rising cost of life in the nation. He cited the rising prices of essential goods as evidence.

To the contrary, he held Ruto responsible for worsening the situation in Kenya by eliminating some of the income-generating opportunities established by the previous government.

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