Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition is set to continue with its anti-government protests which kicked off on Wednesday, July 19.
The opposition called for three consecutive days of demonstrations in a bid to push the government to lower the cost of living and repeal the Finance Act 2023.
Moreover, the opposition chief Raila Odinga wants President William Ruto’s side to adopt a bipartisan approach in constituting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
During the Wednesday, July 19 demonstrations, police detained several Azimio allies with the opposition terming it a ploy to disable Raila’s wing.
Noteworthy, police detained among others, Babu Owino, Ken Chonga, Dennis Onyango, Teddy Mwambire, Wilfred Odallo, Redson Onyango, Erick Otieno, Antony Otsyula and Maurice Ogeta.
However, the state released Otega, who is Odinga’s bodyguard, after his family pleaded with the police.
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14.04: Azimio la Umoja calls on supporters to meet at Nairobi CBD at 3pm for demonstrations.
14.03: Huruma ward MCA Peter Owera arrested
1.55: Six people suffer gunshot wounds in Homa Bay County during Thursday’s demonstrations.
1:30pm: Religious leaders in Mombasa call on President William Ruto and Azimio leader to end political stalemate.
1:00pm: President William Ruto launches development projects in Isiolo, says his focus is on delivering the government’s mandate.
12:00pm: Embakasi East MP Babu Owino transferred to Nairobi.
11:50am: One person stabbed to death in Kitale while putting out fire during protests.
11.30: Narc Kenya Party Leader and Azimio Principal Martha Karua accuses accuses Presiident William Ruto of dividing the country into two, saying UDA supporters are escorted by police in their ‘counter’ demonstrations while unleashing death and mayhem on Azimio protestors.
10.20: Tension in Kisumu after 2 people died last night after being shot during day 1 of protests
10.18: Normalcy returns in most parts of the country
8.00: Schools in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu reopen after government directive.
Raila Odinga announced the continuation of anti-government protests.
President William Ruto said he is ready for talks on matters affecting Kenyans but not on power sharing.
Media Council condemns police posing as journalists to arrest citizens
Police released Raila Odinga’s bodyguard Maurice Ogeta.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki said police arrested over 300 people during protests. At least five people killed on the first day of Azimio protests.