Raila declares official start of countrywide mass action from today
Following the expiration of the ultimatum given to the Kenya Kwanza government, Raila Odinga, the leader of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition, announced on Thursday that nationwide mass action had officially begun.
The Movement for Defense of Democracy (MDD), an anti-current regime movement, has also been started by Azimio.
This comes after the Azimio leader’s 14-day ultimatum to President William Ruto to hasten the opening of the servers for the 2022 presidential election and address the country’s high expense of living expired on Wednesday.
“We have launched a campaign of defiance of peaceful picketing, peaceful protests, boycotts, strikes, disobedience, petitions, sit-ins and peaceful demonstrations. And it begins today and now,” Mr Odinga said.
He also signalled a massive rally planned in Nairobi on March 20.
“After we have done what we have to do, wherever we are in every corner of the country, we shall finally converge in
Nairobi. Take note that on March 20, 2023, we have a date with destiny in Nairobi,” he added.
The media event took place Thursday at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation in Upper Hill, Nairobi.