Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga defied all odds on Thursday to stage his weekly protests for the second week in a bid to grab the Ruto government’s attention.
Raila Odinga still demands some constitutional changes, including the opening of IEBC servers, retaining of Cherera 4 commissioners and reduction of the cost of living.
His push for reforms was Thursday met with anti-riots police who dealt them with water cannons and teargas to tame the rowdy protesters.
The ODM boss accompanied by his allies called out the government for using excessive force in dealing with peaceful demonstrators.
“There’s no justification for the excessive force used against peaceful unarmed citizens exercising their democratic rights today. The unprovoked attack left my car hit with 7 live bullets, each aimed at me,” he said.
Raila has now promised the “mother of all demonstrations” come Monday and he won’t relent but continue with his weekly protests.
The government has remained adamant that there won’t be a handshake in the Kenya Kwanza regime and that the economy is now better.
This week’s protests have resulted in dramatic occurrences including attacks on former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Northlands farm.
With President William Ruto jetting back from Europe after a 4-day state visit, he is expected to address the protests that have been popular across Azimio strongholds.
Meanwhile, here are some news making headlines on Opera News today;
Kenyans Make an Interesting Discovery On Vehicle Shot In By Plain-Clothes GSU Commando
Yesterday, Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga and his Azimio allies thronged pipeline estate in Nairobi where some interesting political dramas were witnessed.
In clips shared by most media channels, police officers manning several road blocks chased away the Azimio wing protesters leading to a rough exchange.
The Driver of Pwani University Bus Had Reportedly Complained That The Ill-Fated Bus Was Unroadworthy
It is now emerging that the driver of the ill-fated Pwani University bus that was involved in a grisly road accident along the Nairobi Nakuru Highway had complained that the bus had mechanical problems before the students embarked on their journey. According to Pwani University Students Association Secretary General Kelvin Nyambura, the students want the University management to assure them of the safety of the vehicles when they leave the compound to prevent another accident.
Kelvin said that he learnt that the driver was complaining about the vehicle’s brakes before they left school. Students staged protests on Thursday evening after the accident, accusing the management of neglect.
There Will Be No ‘Nusu Mkate’ Government, DP Gachagua Tells Raila
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua yesterday maintained that the Kenya Kwanza government will not enter into any power sharing deal with the opposition.
Speaking in Mombasa, Gachagua told Azimio leader Raila Odinga to stop dreaming about a “nusu mkate” government.