Azimio calls off anti-govt protests
By Wanja Waweru
The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition has put an end to the planned Thursday resumption of the large-scale demonstrations.
According to a statement from Leader of Minority Opiyo Wandayi, the coalition moved after Kenya Kwanza decided to give in to one of the requests that motivated the restart of mass action.
“Instead of holding the protests, we have summoned our seven-member delegation to the bipartisan committee for fresh instructions to inform further engagement with the Kenya Kwanza side,” Mr Wandayi said.
We also want to underline that we will not hesitate to restart mass action at the first sign of bad faith or dishonesty on the part of Kenya Kwanza, according to the statement.
Kenya Kwanza received a warning from the coalition at the same time for “interference in the internal affairs of Azimio and its affiliate parties, including Jubilee.”
“ Tomorrow, May 4, 2023, we expect nothing but a very clear communication from the Speaker of the National Assembly on the decision by Azimio to remove the former Deputy Minority Whip Sabina Chege. Any departure from our expectation will have serious consequences,” Mr Wandayi said.