It is yet another day for Azimio’s Maandamano across the country.
This is the first week the protests are being held twice in one week, with Monday’s event having ended in chaos.
Since then, political and religious leaders have been calling for sobriety in the two conflicting groups, but so far, none seems ready to relent.
At least two lives have been lost so far, and we hope that today will bring a better-organized and executed demo.
Even as the police are urged to exercise restraint, picketers need to do the same and avoid triggering violent confrontations that may prompt the police to use live bullets in self-defence.
If you are purposing to join the Azimio team in the streets today, do so responsibly. Please don’t die out there.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
“Arresting Raila is Worth Trying,” Former State House Advisor Tells Ruto Ahead Of Today’s Mass Action
It appears that President William Ruto has been in Belgium and Germany for the previous four days as part of a formal state visit.
In contrast, former prime minister Raila Odinga has been very vocal and visible in protests he says are in response to the growing cost of living. Supposedly, tomorrow will see the return to the streets of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance leaders and their followers.
Many Azimio la Umoja One Leaders have called for the National Police Service to arrest former prime minister Raila Odinga. A former advisor to President Uhuru Kenyatta, Mutahi Ngunyi, is said to have suggested that President Ruto try arresting Raila Odinga.
Kenyattas Smile All The Way To The Bank Even After Northlands Invasion, Get Millions In Dividends.
The family of the late president of the republic of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta has been dominating headlines since Monday this week when goons descended on northlands and stole animals before Setting some parts a blaze.
According to the media sources, the invaders who came from elsewhere initially wanted to settle on the land.
The government has since promised to carry out investigations to bring the culprits to book even as the opposition led by former prime minister Raila Odinga points an accusing finger at deputy president Rigathi Gachagwa.
Why Kindiki has been silent over the Kenyatta land invasion
Interior Cabinet Secretary Prof Kithure Kindiki told President William Ruto he was uncomfortable with some of the decisions the government was making regarding opposition demonstrations.
It is not clear when the CS told the President and what exactly prompted his sentiments but it is understood that the CS was not happy with some of the plans Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua was making last weekend.
Kindiki has remained silent since goons stormed the Kenyatta family-owned Northlands farm, made away with sheep, cut trees and set part of the expansive farm on fire.