A section of MPs of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance coalition have reiterated that the ongoing mass protest will go on beyond Monday, March 20.
Addressing the press at Parliament buildings, the MPs condemned the police for arresting National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi and his Senate counterpart Stewart Madzayo.
“First I want to condemn the arbitrary arrest of our leaders. As we speak Minority Leader Hon Wandayi has been taken to Kiambu. I do not know what they want to do to him,”
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“This is just the beginning. We will not relent just because of tear gas and bullets. We will fight back. If you fight us we will fight back. The police are suffering more than the common mwananchi and you are being misused. Today is just a rehearsal. What we are planning is better imagined than experienced. We will be holding demonstrations on a weekly basis,” Embakasi East MP Babu Owino said.
Owino further accused the government of using the police to harass Azimio protesters, sentiments which were shared by his Suba North counterpart Millie Odhiambo.
“I also condemn the killing of our supporters. As we speak, somebody has been shot at Jacaranda, Embakasi East constituency and two people have been killed in Kibra,” Owino said.
In a statement, Millie Odhiambo accused President William Ruto of going against the constitution by denying Azimio supporters the right to assembly and demonstration.
“We do not want dictatorship in this country. I sat with one William Samoie Ruto in the Parliamentary Select Committee and he is the one who moved the amendment on article 37 that allows picketing,” the Suba North legislator said.
The MPs were flanked by Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna, and his Kitui counterpart Enoch Wambua among others.
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