We cannot be intimidated by Ruto and Gachagua- Raila says Monday protests are on as scheduled.
Speaking at Mazembe Grounds in Nakuru county, opposition leader, Raila Odinga stated that he will lead the mass action to state house, whether the government likes it or not.
He stated that he has been in this games for long, citing the likes of the late president Gideon Moi who tried to intimidate him but he gave up.
He stated,”We cannot be intimidated by William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua. I want to tell them that I fought for the second liberation in this country. The two cannot understand what I have gone through.
I was arrested, charged in court and went to prison in 1983 but was discharged for lack of evidence. I have been fighting for democracy and was put in detention for eight years when some of them were still breastfeeding,”
“The lion (Moi) was dreaded but we uprooted its teeth. I am ready and prepared to pay the ultimate price while fighting for the liberation of Kenya,”he added.
Raila has stood his ground saying the following demands must be must or Ruto gets out of office; allow the audit of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC ) servers, high cost of living after the government eliminated subsidies, nepotism in the Kenya administration, failing to consult other stakeholders in the reconstitution of IEBC, broken promises.
On his part, Kalonzo Musyoka has stated that in as much as this will be the ‘ mother of all protests’, it will be a peaceful rally.
Kalonzo stated,”Our march will be peaceful and will not target anyone. Whoever will bring violence is not part of us. We will demonstrate until William Ruto leaves the State House.”
“We know they have plans to use a few of their supporters to loot shops and blame it on Azimio, but l want to tell them that we shall be very disciplined. The constitution gives us enough freedom.”he added.