The anti-government protests will enter another phase this week but with fewer days as announced by the Azimio Coalition.
From a 3-day affair to only Wednesday dawn to dusk, the opposition this week will run battles with the police who promised to deal with illegal protests.
Last week, opposition leaders were arrested and others were raided in their homes for being involved with demonstrations.
Embakasi MP Babu Owino was among those arrested before the protests. Others included former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga, George Aladwa, and several MCAs.
With last week’s happenings, some have resorted to hiding after they were released on bond to avoid arrest.
The week’s highlight was police raiding former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s son Karen’s home on suspicion that they had firearms.
The prosecution had told the court that the politicians are being investigated over claims of having firearms used in committing crimes during Saba Saba and last week’s demonstrations and asked that the politicians report to the DCI’s Serious Crimes Unit for interrogation.
Kenya is currently under the watch of international bodies and this might force the government to tone down their pressure on protesters.
Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Babu Owino Reportedly Went into Hiding Dressed as Legio Maria
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and his co-defendants who were in last week arraigned in court have reportedly gone into hiding to avoid being re-arrested.
The five MPs and four others were released on bond on Friday over their alleged involvement in the planning of the anti-government protests. They include Babu Owino (Embakasi East MP), George Aladwa (Makadara MP), and three county assembly members(MCAs) – Peter Owera Oluoch (Huruma), Redson Otieno Onyango (Ngei), and Wilfred Oluoch Odalo (Mabatini).
Speculations As Raila’s Right-hand Man Goes Missing In Action
At the time opposition battles the government in peaceful protests across the country, it is the loud silence of some political bigwigs that has sparked speculations.
Over the last few weeks, Azimio la Umoja coalition leader Raila Odinga, former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, Jubilee Party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni and Narc Kenya boss Martha Karua, have been the face of opposition demonstrations.
UhuRuto ‘ugly’ duel was long in the making
Like a marriage irreparably damaged, former President Uhuru Kenyatta and his allies might have by 2019 figured out that it was risky for them if his deputy, William Ruto took power.
After the August 9, 2022 General Election, the writing was clearly on the wall.